Easy-Peasy Occasional: A Use for Old Photographs
February 5, 2012 § 8 Comments
Last week, for my first day of A Month of Letters, I sent a birthday card to a friend of mine. I made it myself and you can create your own remarkably unique creations by following the same easy steps I took:
- Find an old photograph.
- Embellish it.
- Place in envelope.
- Giggle all the way to the mailbox.
- Wait with great anticipation for it to reach its destination.
I started with this:
With the help of a pack of brightly colored paper, my trusty scissors and some glue, I transformed it into this:
Some close ups:
After trimming the frame, this beauty of a card just fit into a 9″x12″ envelope and I definitely did some giggling along the way as I pictured the reaction it will get when opened.
OMG! I love this card! I need to carve out some time for creative endeavors like this one…
Thanks! I’m delighted with how it turned out. The great thing is that it didn’t take me that long to make and I didn’t need major artistic skills to do it!
haha, it looks awesome with the bright balloons on the old photograph!
if you want to keep creating i’m having a mail art contest on my blog!
Thanks for the compliment and for the info about your contest. I’ll have to see if I can come up with an entry in time to post it tomorrow. You have such fun stuff in your stationary shop…in fact, I think I may have spotted a birthday present for someone I know!
Talk about awesome!! How did I not think of this??? Keep up the good work!
Thanks! You should give it a try! I love collaging unexpected combinations of stuff and find it very satisfying to give gorgeous old photos that have lost their families a new purpose.
These are terrific. What a great idea for a birthday (or other occasion) card. Thank you for sharing this on my blog! Happy art making… Ang