Sunday, June 9, 2019

Postcard Journal

Hello everyone! So glad to see you back. This month's theme was Postcards and I first had this idea when I was going through my old vintage papers and other stuff, I remember my grandma having this old album full of postcards, it was crazy fun to look through and hear all of the stories she remember about each one. This had me thinking of a way to create something similar and just as fun!

Here is the cover of the postcard album.

Supplies used
Blank Page Muse stamps -
Correspondence Pens, Ink and Postage
Tall Flamingo
Dear Beach sentiment
Classic Car
Lady and Man Clock
Grungy Circles and Crackle

Watercolor paper
Tim Holtz Embossing folder
Rub N Buff Gold
Lumiere paint Green Gold
Ribbon
Hole punch
Paper Scorer
Map piece
Washi tape
Postage stamps
Distress inks in various colors

Start by cutting your watercolor paper into postcard sized pieces with about 1 1/2" extra for the binding holes, then score the pages at the 1 1/2" mark and holding tow pages together punch the holes in all of the pages.

Set aside 5 pages and paint the front and back of the covers with the Lumiere paint. You can use any paint you have on hand, I just like the old vintage look of the Green Gold.  Then using the embossing folder, emboss the front cover and stamp with the Postcard stamp. Using the Rub n Buff light rub it over the raised images. Take some of the Distress ink in black and rub it along the edges of both the covers for an aged look.

Next, you will start on the postcards, for the first one, stamp images all over the card and them using Distress Inks smoosh them over the images.








For the second card, use the Distress inks like watercolor, paint and splatter the background, let dry and stamp with the Flamingo stamp, Dear Beach sentiment, and Florida.














For the next postcard, glue down the map piece and use Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to distress the paper then stamp the postage marks and stamps on the map, then add some real postage stamps to the front along with the Dear Beach sentiment.


For the fourth postcard, I used the Grungy Tread stamp and the Classic Car stamp along with the postage stamps and stamped the card. Adding washi tape for added emphasis.  Then using an alphabet stamp set added Arizona and Route 66.


For the last postcard of the bunch, I stamped the Grungy Circles and Crackle stamps on the background then used Distress Ink around the edges and on the Dear Beach sentiment and the Woman and Man Clock stamp. 


Hope you like the Postcard Album that was created for the June theme of Postcards at Blank Page Muse!

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