Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Post Card Week - May 6th - 12th

Postcard Week began in 1984 and is always in early May, this year its 6th - 12th  and celebrates the tradition of the postcard. whether you collect them design them or just like to send them everyone is encouraged to join in the fun. The Post Office was the only establishment allowed to print postcards, and it held its monopoly until May 19, 1898, when Congress passed a law which allowed private publishers and printers to produce postcards. Initially, the United States government prohibited private companies from calling their cards "postcards", so they were known as "souvenir cards". The most famous of all Souvenir Postcards are the cheeky Chappies you could buy at the seaside,Which had a type of 'Carry on' style to them. Saucy Postcards designed by Donald McGill were banned in the 1960's for being too risky which only increased collector's interests and some are quite valuable now in collector's circles

Here's today's tribute to this theme and the items you will need to make it

6'' Card blank
Cream and black cardstock
Stampendous' Postcard 'Stamp 
Gold embossing powder
Tim Holt's 'Brushed Corduroy ink pad 
Versa mark pad
patterned paper
mini Stamp Stamp
Items Highlighted can be purchased from J and C Creations

My Card has been created using the fabulous Stampendous Postcard Stamp mounted onto some patterned paper and decorated with mini stamps and envelopes. The image has been embossed with some gold embossing powder and then dust with some Tim Holts brown ' Brushed Corduroy' ink Pad around the edges, and then mounted onto some black card. The little stamps were individually cut from the patterned paper and the envelopes just folded scraps of paper into the shape of envelopes.

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