Thursday, October 31, 2013

Recycled Playing Card Postcards - Give Away


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Thanks so much for the warm response to my altered playing card tutorial. It's so nice to hear from so many of you who are excited about this project.

I decided to tackle another batch of cards this afternoon, this time focusing on the etched hearts. First I typed up some of my favorite quotes from Pinterest using my all time best and most used font you see on every single project I do (just about). It's naughtily named, "Fucked Olympia" which completely confused me. Was the first word in that phrase "I" or "He" or "Nobody"? Turns out soon after I downloaded it, I was looking at vintage typewriters and the brand was Olympia. *lightbulb moment* So it's the olympia font, just a little bit messed up. 

Okay, now where was I? Right, made another batch...

After printing the quotes out on our laser printer (ink jet runs when you use Mod Podge) I mixed and matched quotes and hearts, let them dry and then added in details with a black pen. The etched gesso is a perfect gutter to guide your pen lines. Easy peasy.

Since last year I've had a set of Pantone Postcards lying around my craft room. I'd bought them with the lofty goal of making cool collages on them and mailing them to friendlies far and near. Yeah, that didn't happen. I kept saving them for the perfect project - which, of course, never came along.

Today they were called into duty. 











And now for the giveaway, leave a comment telling me which card is your favorite and I'll choose someone to send one to. Make sure there is some way I can contact you :-)


Thanks for stopping by.
Warmly,
~~~~Nicole




16 comments:

Teri B said...

Your talent is amazing!
How could I choose just one?

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

"You create your own opportunities" is the reminder that I need the most. I love your work!

donna!ee said...

oh my word Nicole, these are fantabulous, thank you much for sharing! I do have a fav and it is pantone 383, the one about choice. I have your quote from your post about this time last year and the first line is I choose to live by choice, not by chance. I read it every day and it, along with Scripture, steers me toward my faithful place to shine AND be a doer!!! just want you to know you are appreciated, prayed for & supported, always ;D

Kim said...
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Kim said...

My favorite was also the one about choosing to live in joy, but the "Start where you are" one is also super applicable to my life :) . Lovely cards!

Kim Rodlund

chksngr said...

Its not fair to make us choose one, Nicole!!!!! BUT since you made me...I guess the "accept what is" one...but in 10 minutes, I'll have chosen another...

Carmen said...

The Grass Green quote. Accept what is... Not only because that is something I tell myself Every. Single. Day! but I love how the colours from your art blend so well with the postcard. (I remember when you bought those!)

Carmen said...

p.s - thanks to the link to that font - just downloaded it ;) My favourite is Burton's Nightmare (from the same site!) I use it constantly *g*

Gill said...

They are all fabulous! My favourite is probably the Grass Green one!
I've never seen the Pantone cards before - I'm off to check them out! on Amazon???

Corrie Herriman said...

Love these as much as the ones from yesterday. My fave must be the 'you create your own opportunities' because it took me until now, at 52, to realise this is very true!
Corrie x

Tina said...

I am loving your recycled playing cards! I love even more that you turned them into postcards. We are postcard obsessed over here. We send a few out each week.

I love the last one, starting where you are is the only place to start!

Thanks!
Tina

Vicki said...

I love them all, especially 214, create you own opportunities. Loved the tutorial, thanks!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I like them all. The one that spoke to me was"you create your own opportunities". I am struggling with this as I deal with being unemployed for the first time. Thank you for sharing.
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VivJM said...

I love them all! But my favourite quote is the "accept what is" one :-)

Judy Malys said...

I love all you cards, but my fav is Coral Haze. I'm taking a Brene Brown workshop on Living a Wholehearted Life and the quote on that card fits it exactly! Would love to win it!
Thanks, Judy

Eileen Bergen said...

"You create your own opportunities" is my fave. But I love them all!