Friday, May 11, 2012

Post card from the edge

Tonight I wanted to share what I have been working on or should I say working at.  Finally finished it this evening.  I belong to an Altered Book Club and we are making altered post cards.  This month the subject was birds.
Materials list:
Feathered Friends  Crafty Secrets HSC015
Thinking of You     Crafty Secrets
Post Card              Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz CM066
Keep in Touch       Stampendous  F112
Tiny Owl                Hero Arts  A4982
Archival Coffee
Ranger Walnut Stain

I took a piece of chipboard and used Mod Podge matte to adhere a piece of linen. The owls and salutation was attached with my sewing machine.  The sunflowers are sliced polymer clay cane pieces attached with glossy accents  The feathers were attached with stitching.  The flowers were colored with copic markers and attached with glossy accents.  The card front was distressed with Walnut Stain and the blending tool.

The back of the post card I used paper from an old piano roll from a player piano.  I ran it thru my Xyron machine as the paper was very fragile and attached it to the back side of the post card.  It was stamped using Coffee Archival Ink.  The edges were aged using Walnut Stain and blending tool.  The postage stamp is from letters my husband and I wrote 50 years ago.

All is left is to address it to the recipient.  Of course it won't be mailed but handed to her at our next meeting.  Do you think she will like it? I hope so....

1 comment:

  1. Well, I MUST SAY...THIS is so lovely...& as you know, I'm not "in to" Altered..but this tempts me! So well done. Just love it. You did a fabulous job. The stamp from long ago is the perfect finishing touch. TFS


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