Friday, 11 April 2014

I like things the old fashioned way




I am sure that all of you can relate to the fact that there is nothing like getting a card or letter  in the mail. I know around my Birthday I always get excited to see the postman come around as it means that I will be receiving cards from my relatives and friends near and far. 

This card pays tribute to the simple act of getting mail the old fashioned way. I fell in love with this card over at My paper secret, I don't have any of the stamps that were used in Cristina's card so my husband and I set out to make a custom made digital image of a postal van. We used both photoshop and inkscape to create the little van. The collage of the postage stamps in the van are free digital stamps and at the moment I have no idea where we got them from, I will try and find the details and update later on. The van did take a long time to design but I have to admit I am very happy with the final result. The background was printed including the envelope edging, the hello digital stamp and the sentiment.I printed the postal van separately and paper-pieced it to the card. 

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13 comments:

Juls said...

Yep, I'm a big fan of snail mail!!! these cards are fab! Hugs Juls

Wendy L said...

A brill. card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Karon said...

Oh my goodness, these are fabulous!!! I love them both.

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a cute mail truck and sentiment! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love these. The mail trucks are so fun.

sandie said...

You are right there is nothing like real mail and when it is home made, all the better! This is so creative and such a fun card. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

Somdeepa Das said...

Such an awesome idea!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Lovely card, I'm also a big fan of real mail!
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Rachelle DT
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Carole Robb Bisson said...

So artistic. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your awesome art in our Word Art Wednesday challenge. Blessings, Carole

Desire Fourie said...

Just adore the postage theme. Another stunning CAS design.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Hazel said...

Another super duper card. Hazel x

Angie C. D. said...

Super cute card!! Love how you created the postal van. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

Toni said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! i love the layout! Great work. Regards, TokBobok