This week, I took part in the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap for the first time. You can learn more about this by clicking on the picture above. The theme for the swap was "Create", and the only rule was that the postcard had to contain some sort of stitching on it.
I decided to "Create" a postcard with hidden surprises. I first sketched my house and some surprise hidden elements that would go inside. I then scanned my sketches into Illustrator and traced my images. Finally, I organized and colored the sketches into the final postcard design using Photoshop.
|Sketch of elements in postcard|
|Sketch to Finished Postcard|
|Inside of Postcard|
|Outside of Postcard|
|The flaps open up to reveal the hidden surprise elements.|
I really enjoyed participating in this swap, and love the idea of receiving a beautifully handcrafted piece of art from another artist! I hope my swap partner enjoys my postcard!