Since I was teaching and vending at Kim's last event, I wanted to have a postcard to give out promoting my blog and online journaling e-courses. I could have assembled a card digitally, but I thought it would be fun to create an actual journal spread (as shown above) and scan it to use.
Here is how I did it:
Please note that I had the idea to document the process while working on it at night, so the photos are from my phone and are not the best.
I started by pulling together a bunch of things I thought I might want to use. Some of my signature favourites, a fashion lady from the 1800's, old text pages, pinks and creams...
I used an actual postcard to work on for sizing purposes. I put together a base using these items, not gluing them down yet so I could play with placement.
I looked through all my word harvest and quotes in the nostalgic musings app for something to write. I came up with the simple phrase, "collect moments, not things"
I played with adding a second lady to the piece, but didn't like it...
So went back to adding more hand-lettering:
and I decided upon adding some old anagrams, and a gold dennison label:
And it was complete! It probably took me a little over an hour.
I then formatted it for the printer and made a back, and they came and looked great. All physical orders will have one included in their shipment, and for events I go to or sponsor.