My first postcard swap! I joined iHanna’s DIY Postcard Swap 2011 this year, and I am finally getting around to posting about it.
I sent my postcards at the last minute of course, even though they were finished, labeled and ready to mail by April 2. One of these days I will be better about getting things done early…
Anyway-my postcards are pretty simple. I collected and pressed flowers from several trips up the Haul Road (Dalton and Elliott Highways, near Fairbanks, Alaska) in 2008. The pressed flowers are laid on the Peltex, with organza over the top. Iron carefully; if the iron is too hot, it will “cook” the flowers. White cotton sheeting is ironed onto the back, and then I machine stitch around the edge of the postcard to prevent excessive raveling.
I love going up the Haul Road; there is so much to see, and tons of places to stop and hike and take photos. And collect flowers of course! I haven’t been up there for a couple of years, so I am ready for a road trip. I think this will be the year I do the Tolovana trail…
Here are the postcards I’ve received:
from Karyn in Walla Walla, Washington:
from Patricia in Cleveland, Texas (with a polar bear stamp on the front-too perfect!):
from Robin in Altadena, California:
from Maudy in Voorschoten, the Netherlands’ with another great suggestion-“It’s all about the journey!”:
from Kimber in Albany, Oregon, with wonderful colors!:
And these are the postcards I sent:
Sent to Debbie Igram in Orange, California