Today I thought I'd share some fun mixed media St. Patrick's day postcards I've been working on. These little gems can be sent for a fraction of what it costs to mail a card and they brighten lives along the way!
Official stuff from the USPS - To be considered a post card they must measure no larger than 6" x 4.25" in size and be .016 thick. About the size of regular watercolor paper or heavy cardstock. These cards can be mailed (at the moment) in the US for $0.35 ($1.20 International). You could also send a larger size - 11 1/2" x 6 1/8" and be .25" thick which are $0.49 to mail in the US.
These cards are the standard smaller size.
Let's make the cards!
Started off by scribbling Gelatos onto my craft mat; misted with water then pressed the paper into the mix. Set aside to dry.
I like to make 2 cards at the same time - the first I taped down with about 1/2" strip around the edge. I left the other card loose.
Place a stencil over the taped down card and mist with Fireworks! Spray.
This one is Cottage Ivy.
Remove the stencil...
Flip it over and press it onto the 2nd card to make a ghost image.
Now it's time to stamp!I used a few St. Patrick's Day stamps from JFF Stamps
as well as a few flowers from Altenew.
I press them under a piece of marble or heavy books so they are nice and flat to send.
Your postcards are ready to be signed, stamped & sent!
Imagine Crafts - Fireworks! Spray - Ivy Cottage; Memento Inks; Delicata Gold Ink; Memento Dual Tip Markers
ClubScrap.com - Stencil
JFF Stamps - Sentiment, Shamrock, Ribbons & Rick-Rack
Altenew - Peony Bouquet