The wheels on these bicycles caught my attention for the theme.
They're much too intricate to cut out of fabric, so I decided to give an all papercraft postcard a try.
The card is a sandwich of decorated cardstock paper, plain cardstock and copy paper for the postcard back.
The border is a regular weight scrapbook paper folded over the edges then stitched through all layers.
I have 3 postcard styles prepared on a single sheet of paper that I photocopy on 24lb weight copy paper, then cut apart to use individually.
The bicycles and birds are glued to the scrapbook paper with a glue stick. I am not sure that's the best idea, but I'm not a glue expert, so I wanted to be sure a papercrafted card could survive a trip through the mail, so I gave it a coat of Mod Podge Matte finish.
This was a little scary because I did this after the card was completed. I wasn't sure that was the best idea either. I've worked with Mod Podge before, but I really didn't know how the three layers would react. Of course the top layer began to warp. All I could do was hope it would flatten back out when it was dry. Just like magic all was well in the end.
I could not be more pleased! Well that was bunches of fun and I've been missing my daughter, so I set myself to making a postcard to send to her.
This one is just stamped and colored. I can cut and paste and sew, but that's the extent of my artistic skills. My coloring even needs help! But I give it a go anyway. No wonder I prefer fabric.
One of my other postcard backs.
In any case, I'm having fun.