Wednesday, November 14, 2007

On the fly

Ze postcard du jour....
last nite i realized i needed some more postcards and took out a foam stamp (for tomorrow's edition). As i was stamping that one i noticed some paper with this bird punched out of it. (i usually have some typing paper or newsprint under whatever i'm stamping and i grab whatever is handy. I'd been trying out this new punch I got at Michael's - it's Martha Stewart. I was enabled by the evil temptress Barbara, who is always making the most wonderous things, and who showed this birdie on some cards she'd made. Anyway i noticed the punched out shapes and i thought i'd try to use it for a stencil. And this is how i made this postcard - using stencil brushes and sponges to apply the color thru my accidental stencil (does that sorta rhyme. i think it does). Then i stippled the background a bit. I dont know if you can tell but on this one and future postcards I've changed the size I am using. I decided I'd just cut up my 8.5x11 cardstock in quarters and be done with it. Previous postcards had been 3.5x5.5 It's a little less measuring this way and i'm all about less measuring!
Here's yesterday's postcard. I used some selfadhesive scrap papers i had from making that book for Annie last month and I wondered if the postal service was gonna give me fits about the thickness of this postcard. Obviously all my postcards are 2D. That makes it a little frustrating creatively sometimes. So this is my little experiment. Asking my son to let me know if this postcard made it to him so i know i can use a little bit of dimension - yeah i know its still flat but its thicker than normal postcards. we shall see. okay i gotta run!

5 comments:

Donna Layton said...

I noticed the size difference first thing. I love the bird as a stencil. Remember when you sent me the QK fleur de lis cut out of stencil plastic?? It worked great. I still have it somewhere. Buried. I love that bird. Did you see that The Evil Temptress is at it again?? The flying bird. You must have seen it at M's. TET makes you want it. I'm kinda glad she got stuck with jury duty....she won't have as much time to taunt!
Now, the second postcard is LOVELY. So eye catching. As I said, I'm doing a Merry sign with that type of background. I guess I'll use vintage wallpaper (I know....it's a shock).

June Houck said...

Okay, so I assumed you were quartering your 8.5x11...
I so LOVE that all your pcs are so unique! I hope Joe gets the quilted one...I bet it was more work, but great job using scraps! I like the bird stencil pc too (and your rhyme).

Lisa Renéa said...

Fabulous postcards!!

Sue McGettigan said...

Cute cards! LOL, the second one reminds me of one of my favorite stamps, Leavenworth Jackson I think, it says 'Let me know if you don't receive this' - ha ha :)

lauren said...

OOF!!! i think these are my two favorite pc's so far! i LOVE the birds, of course (...i think mebbe *I* need that punch, too...) and that patchwork one is marvellous! (if the PO hates the textury bits, could you laminate that side with a cold press sheet or clear contact paper??!)