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EJ: Faux Ephemera Postcard

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EJ: Faux Ephemera Postcard
Swap Coordinator:Angie (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards  Handmade  Ephemera 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 15, 2016
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

Faux Ephemera Postcard

Do you have ephemera you can't bring yourself to send or do you have a lot of scrapbook reproduction ephemera?


Create a mailart postcard for 1 partner using FAUX ephemera. Faux means fake so a reproduction of the real thing.

  • Use rubber stamps that are designed to resemble ephemera

  • Use scrapbook paper or embellishments designed to resemble ephemera.

  • Scan your favorite ephemera - keeping the original for yourself and using a print out for this postcard *

  • Another option is to use print outs of digital downloads or some of the purchased reproductions like Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies or other scrapbook papers depicting ephemera

  • Feel free to share links in the comments below to free download sites if you have some favorites.

  • Postcards are to be hand made and can be any size but no smaller than 4 x 6 inches. Apply proper postage depending on size and bulk.

  • This is sender's choice so you can begin now.

  • Create something wonderful.

  • This is obviously a collage type swap but feel free to add anything else you want - rubber stamping, drawing, painting, stenciling, rubbings, etc. You may also use real ephemera or other paper as part of your postcard.

  • Be sure to include your name and the name of the swap so you can get rated.

  • Have fun!

*If you print out your own ephemera, be sure your printer isn't running out of ink. Your public library or stores like Office Depot will print color pages for less than 50 cents and the quality is amazing. One thing I find is the ink dot printers that most of us have at home aren't water proof and those will bleed if they get caught in the rain. The laser print outs from stores - like Office Depot - are much more permanent - probably not completely but pretty near.

Image above is one of mine from a previous version of this swap. This is all Tim Holz stuff I believe.

Some sites with digital downloads available:

The old design shop

Sweetly scrapped

Free Vintage digital stamps

Public domain images at flickr

Rachel (from swapbot) blog with airmail stamps

Feel free to share other links below ...

Image above one of mine. Click here to see a larger view


btbeth 05/24/2016 #


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