Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DIY Photo Postcard

I have really dynamic best friends who are always traveling all over the place and doing big things. Unfortunately this means we are rarely all in the same city at the same time, so a few years ago we instituted Girls Weekend - one weekend a year when we try our best to drop everything and come together for an adventure. 

This year we went camping and tubing - it was a great time. To commemorate it I made postcards from one of the weekend's best photographs.

Well actually, we didn't manage to get one picture with all six of us, so I used Photoshop to splice these two images together. 


(I'm not a Photoshop expert, but in case you're curious I did this primarily using the Polygonal Lasso and Blur tools.)

And since I already had Photoshop open, I went ahead and added the "Girls Weekend 2012" text along the bottom and then gave the image a vintage feel by following the steps in this YouTube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ESDqIj0JLc.

I printed the photo on standard 4 x 6 inch glossy photo paper, and then used spray adhesive to glue the photo to a piece of white cardstock.

I trimmed the edges with an x-acto knife. (Note the U.S. Postal Service says a postcard must be at least 3.5 x 5 inches, but no more than 4.25 x 6 inches.)

I used a marker to draw a typical postcard template on the back.

Last but not least, I wrote a short note, filled out the address, and attached a postcard stamp.

This was a quick and easy project, albeit it did take more time than sending an e-mail.

And if you don't mind indulging me for one more line -
I'd like to profess that I feel so lucky and am so grateful to have such sensational friends.

Thank you!


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