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American Vintage: Vintage Postcards from the Road

Do you ever see something, like a design on a piece of fabric or color of someone’s shirt… and it inspires you to make something new based on that little bit that sparked your imagination?

Our American Vintage Collection: Wish You Were Here was the spark of inspiration for Betsy Skagen’s postcard set. Each postcard in the set focuses on a different part of the United States.

vintage postcards american vintage 7gypsies handmade cardsThis postcard, which comes from the Southern U.S., features a vintage beach theme.

vintage postcards american vintage 7gypsies handmade cardsTo make the postcard, begin with the American Vintage Collection: Wish You Were Here paper and cut out the South postcard.

vintage postcards american vintage 7gypsies handmade cardsCover the chipboard butterflies with black gesso and dry with heat gun. Alternate  and build up layers of Quinacridone gold acrylic paint and a gold paint pen until you reach desired effect.

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Adhere ephemera from the Architextures 8×8 Paper Pack and a piece of colored burlap to the back of the postcard.  Trim all pieces to the edge. Then use a stencil to apply teal paint to the postcard.

Glue the butterflies to the postcard.

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Then print and cut out the Going to the Beach Digital Sheet. Add three dimensional foam adhesive to the back and adhere to the postcard.

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Add embellishments and your postcard is complete! You can see another postcard from this collection on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blogvintage postcards american vintage 7gypsies handmade cards

Great Stuff

American Vintage Collection: Wish You Were Here
Architextures 8×8 Paper Pack
Colored Burlap
Paper Calliope Going to the Beach Set
Butterflies & Dragonflies
Quinacridone gold acrylic paint
Acrylic paint assorted colors
Gold paint pen
Stencil

Have a great day!!!




'American Vintage: Vintage Postcards from the Road' have 2 comments

  1. September 5, 2017 @ 9:02 pm Cathy Frailey

    Well, isn’t that just adorable!? #GSLCCCBMATCHUP

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