I’ve been working on a few Halloweenie projects as of late. What can I say? I’m in the mood. The leaves around are actually changing colors, there are lots of houses in our neighborhood with fantastically scary decorations, and the wind has a crispness to it that can only meet All Hallows Eve is just around the corner!
Because I absolutely love vintage postcards, here’s a quick and easy way to replicate those vintage glitter cards you often see at boutique gift shops at home.
First, find some vintage postcard images online. You can find a bunch just by googling it or you can find a great selection over at the Graphics Fairy blog. Here’s a few samples for you….Click the image to enlarge and save to your desktop. This arrangement should be ready to print.
Next, print out your cards on thick card-stock. I used a slightly manilla colored paper to lend more of a vintage look. Be sure to format your image on the page so that it prints at a 1/4 page size. By doing this you can fit at least 3 image on a page (as I did above.) Cut them out without leaving too much of a border.
Finally, trace your cards with a thin line of glue, tracing as much or as little of the image as you like, and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry and them shake off the excess glitter to reveal your sparkling and spooky vintage Halloween postcards! Perfect to display, share with friends or use in an art journal.
Thanks to Kait for hosting me on her blog and Happy Halloween Everyone!