Show us your handmade postcards and Mail Art

You like making your own postcards or sending Mail Art? Here you can show your projects to other postal creatives.

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I did this
Mail art envelope

a while ago. :grin:

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Mail Disorder No.1

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A different kind of mail art.
I’ve made these cards using corners of old postcards. I collect postage stamps and I often buy them as “cut-offs”, saving money by washing off the used stamps myself. I keep the nicest postcard corners and assemble them into these Frankenstein cards.
I call the first one Frolic and the second one Up and away

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That’s fantastic @metlodyt! I like your postcards’ style! :+1:

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Thank you @Speicher3! I really like your Mail Disorder card! The overlapping stamps really tie it together. Have you made more?

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Yes, I’ve made a lot of stuff, mostly with rubber stamps and paper snippets. Here’s another one:

Do you have more of your great Frankensteins?

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I like to combine postcard images and book images…


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Really interesting! The cutting would drive me crazy (especially the second card) :see_no_evil:

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And another kind of Franken(stein)card. :wink:

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I always decorate the back of my postcards. Sometimes, I barely have room left to write a message! :slight_smile:

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That is a great card @Speicher3! I love your whole SENT wall. Great humor and a sense for the odd and graphical. Really inspired me to make/send cooler postcards.

@Savagepink your collages are so good! Most of my cards are images I cut out of old books. I usually don’t do much with them, but your style is super inspiring!

@nekelin I love these! Glad to know I’m not the only mad postcard scientist. Do you get the card pieces from stamp collecting too?

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Beautiful backsides! I’m always extra happy with something like that.

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Thank you! Actually it’s an idea that had been floating around in my head for quite some time. I like making collages and I wanted to use all the cards that people send me to make something. First I started with cutting of the stamps, and then I was left with this other piece of card that I didn’t want to throw away. That’s when I started puzzling them together. The first ones I made were for World Postcard Day, to celebrate all the beautiful cards I had received so far.

They look beautiful! :heart_eyes:

(And I have to ask the following. We are talking about opening a new tag, the Decorated Wildcard Tag. This is where we talk about it. Would you be interested?)

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Thank you so much! :heart:

I just responded to support the tag. It sounds interesting, thanks for sharing! :slight_smile:

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Aww, thank you so much :heart:
I love receiving decorated backs so I do the same for the people I send to :slight_smile:

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@metlodyt @nekelin I love what you are doing with your “Frankenstein” cards. I always think about what to do with my boxes of received cards. Now I have some more ideas! :cherry_blossom:

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I did it with watercolor techniques with brush pens, sequins, heat embossing and masking pen.

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I make postcard with crochet applique

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I used to have a lot of chiped and not in good condition stamps and then I started to make collages on postcards. Now, I don’t have any stamps to use, anyone have some chiped stamps for me? :smiley:


If you are interested in one check here :slight_smile:

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