We love to do exchanges, support our team and do fun things that keep us creating. We just finished up a postcard challenge that let us send postcards around the world. It was fun to see them flying around, posts of crew members sending them, receiving them and enjoying a surprise in the mail. Postcards do not need an envelope, just a simple stamp and address and off they go. Barb started this fun challenge and the rest is history. Barb Housner, a member of “the Crew” loves to do Postcard Exchanges and shares with us to two postcards she created. If you have not done an crafty exchange before, maybe this is the one for you.
“I have been designing postcards for exchanges and I wanted to use the Tattered Angels paints on some postcards. Postcards are something different to send to friends and family and the challenge is to keep them flat so they can go through the mail. Of course, you always pray they will make it in one piece.”
Here are a few resources that might help get you started:
Good Reads – The Post Card Exchange – Yay Postcards! We are an International group of people who love reading and mail. Please join our monthly postcard exchange! Newbies Welcome!
Post Crossings – It’s a project that allows anyone to receive postcards (real ones, not electronic) from random places in the world.
Postcard Collective – Motivated by an intrinsic human desire to share experience, our mission is to build and maintain a network of individuals who seek to share their art with each other in the form of postcards, to open up a direct line of communication between artists, and to promote a sense of camaraderie and connectedness throughout the Collective.
Some of the sites are simply about the exchange and others bring the handmade creative postcards into play, so find the right group for you and enjoy making, sending and receiving great postcards.
Here are a few of the postcards that traveled around the world. Be inspired to start your own exchange.
Wanderlust Postcard by Karen Bearse
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
–Key Lime Pie
–Partridge in a Pear Tree
Tim Holtz small talk stickers
You can write, sew, glue, paint, stamp, sticker….it will go through the mail – how fun is that.
Create them at a standard 4″x6″ to take advantage of the postcard postage and make sure everything is glued down well!!!
Les Papillons Postcard by Dana Tatar
Canvas Corp Tissuestock
Tattered Angels Marmalade Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Sun Sisters Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Jade Decor & DIY Paint
Tattered Angels Viridian Decor & DIY Paint
7 Gypsies Rub On
Butterfly Stamp Set
Painted Postcard by Jaine Drake
Tattered Angels – High Impact paint in Black
The naturally aged kits come with full color instructions – Jaine walks you though how easy they are do to and the look is awesome – wood on paper, how cool is that.
Find Your Happy Postcards by Sanna Lippert
2. CCB/Hampton Art stamp set – IC0307
3. Tattered Angels – Chalkboard, Alaskan Salmon
4. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Marigold
5. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Glaze: Pewter, Kelly, Java
6. Tattered Angels – Decor & DIY paint: scarlet, jade, ebony
7. Embossing powder – clear
8. Embossing ink – Ranger
9. White ink – Liquitex
10. black and white pen
Floral Postcard by Barb Housner
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Hot Pink
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Orange
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Yellow
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Lime Green
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Woven Burlap
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist Paint Sky
Color it in with High Impact Paint and Mist Paint.
Eye Postcard by Barb Housner
Canvas Corp Black & Kraft Postcard
Canvas Corp 12 x 12 Burlap Sheet
Canvas Corp Damask Printed Burlap 12″ x 12″
Tattered Angels – used Camel Glimmer Glam
August 29, 2016 @ 8:48 pm Black & Gold – A 7Gypsies Postcard | CHRISTINE'S SCRAP SHACK
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September 1, 2016 @ 2:52 pm Karen Bearse
This is exchange was a lot of fun!! Love the other postcards that were posted. Thanks to CCB for hosting this fun swap!