by Deanna Bonn
This post first appeared on The Organized Miss website.
Every month, I like to sit down and design a new postcard image to use for the Birthday Card Ministry at my church.
The current image I am working on utilizes the “junk journal” style of art, which happens to be my favorite form of art, right now. I recently created a couple of journal cards to use in tuck spots in my junk journal and quickly realized I would like to use them as postcards.
I used some older digital printables I had lying around in a stack of paper as the background pieces. I added bits of ephemera that I had cut out of recycled magazines, old sheet music and even packaging from my butter! Nothing is off limits when creating junk journal art. And let’s not forget the textiles, here I added bits of burlap and a doily. Of course not all items are junk, some are simply being repurposed from their original use.
After creating the little cards, I upload them to my computer and modified the size and add any digital artwork before printing them out.
Finally, I decide on making each one unique by using stamps and sometimes stickers. Then a personalized message is included on the back with the address and then it is ready for the post office.
Feel free to download these images, for personal use only. They make great journal cards or can be mailed to a friend. Simply right click on the image and save to your computer.
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