Saturday, December 28, 2013

PTI Make It Monday - My Choice: Photo Post Cards

This week's Make It Monday challenge is a review of all of the 2013 challenges and we are to pick a favorite one to use for our creations.  I chose challenge #118 Photo Postcards by Ashley Cannon Newell.  I love stamping on photos and have made several cards in the past using this technique - you can see a few of them here and here and here.   

I have SO many wonderful photos of my grand nephews and niece and was inspired to make 6 photo postcards today!!

The best photos have some white space on them so the sentiment you stamp will show clearly.  I attached the photo to a 4" x 6" piece of white card stock and stamped a dividing line ( Sew Simple Borders) and the address lines (Journaling Lines) on the back so it could be used as a post card.  Although Ashley does caution that if you print your photo on a jet ink printer (which I did) it can smear if moisture gets on it - so it's best, if you are going to mail it, to put it in a glassine or clear envelope.
This is Landon (3 1/2) and his little sister Mila (1 1/2) at Thanksgiving.  My niece Katie took this picture with a misty edge using her new camera.  The Brother is from PTI Men of Life and the thank you sentiment is from On My Couch.
 Again, Katie was playing with the settings on her new camera and snapped this great one of Landon with a string of tree lights.  Sentiment is from PTI Inside and Out Holiday.

 Although it's too late for this year -  this photo Katie took on Christmas Eve at the in-laws house would have made a wonderful Christmas card for her to send.   The Merry Christmas is from PTI  Inside Out Holiday.

Here's Landon playing doctor at a Children's Museum.  Sentiment is from PTI On My Couch and the little heart is from PTI My Punny Valentine.
This little cutie of Mila was taken last summer in their yard.  Mila is playing in the water table they had set up and she actually has some drops of water on her face!  It seemed a perfect picture for this sentiment from PTI Signature Greetings!  (you're smiling yourself now, right!?!)

And my final picture post card really didn't have enough light space on it to stamp the sentiment  -  But I just loved Mila's wonderful plaid Christmas dress -  her little pearl necklace (when you press the shell - Ariel hums a tune! so we were hearing that all Christmas Day!) and her brother's new knit hat (that she promptly put on after he opened it!)

Here is the close up of the sentiment so you can read how appropriate it is -  "Wear your best dress and pretty pearls, we are having a tea party just for the girls!"  It's from Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea Sentiments.

I used Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink for all of the stampings - and did have a little trouble with it 'squishing' over the glossy card stock - and found I had to reprint some of the photos and try again.  I also left them over night to dry before touching them.   I'd suggest try all of the different inks you have to see which one stamps best on glossy card stock -  OR you could print directly onto card stock - which gives a more muted look to the photo - but would be much easier to stamp on!

What photos do you have that would make great Post Cards?


Luanne said...

These are so AWESOME! You've inspired me to give this a try, Thank you!

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh what fantastic personalized post cards Julia! All of them are adorable! Happy New Year!

Kelly Griglione said...

These are all fantastic, Julia!! What sweet family subjects you have! I really love the "get well" card ... perfect sentiment to go with the little doctor pictured.

~amy~ said...

What an awesome post Julia...such Fabulous pictures to make into Photo Post Cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fun! The Christmas lights is so adorable and of course You Make Me Smile is too precious! Fabulous job on all of these~

nancy jane said...

The photos are adorable and translated so well into cards. Like Kelly, I love that get well card. Incredible.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

these cards are just fabulous, Julia.....and haven't the kids grown! My!!

dpkennedy said...

These are adorable Julia! I love this idea and your cards are just perfect!

Have a happy New Year!

Mary Marsh said...

these photos of the kids are so sweet Julia-love the post card idea-happy New Year my friend

wienerhoneymooners said...

Julia, I LOVE your photo cards, just in LOVE with them!!! I am so inspired by them!!!! Thanks, it was a boost of goodness I needed!!!