Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding (clusterf*ck) with my insurance company, I have been without insulin for a week. High blood sugar turns me into a cotton-headed ninny muggins. Playing cards with my sisters this weekend, my conversation was full of Spoonerisms and outright gibberish. I assured my card partner that we were losing because I was the “leak wink”. Commensurate became commacommacom, and endoscopy was endododo. All this explanation is just to prepare you for these cards I made from my leftover vacation pictures.

 

Photo cards.

Photo cards.

I cut the pictures into strips and glued the strips on a piece of paper. Then I sketched the desired shape (house, feather) on the back and cut it out. Not my best work, but it’s the thought that counts, and the size of the check enclosed.

I’ve been collecting ephemera for collage cards, so I set aside the vacation photos and pulled out a book on the history of farm equipment. Fascinating stuff. I dabbed a little ink on the main page, cut out some butterflies and added some phrases from the book.

Collage cards.

Collage cards.

Those were fun to do. I think next time I’ll use smaller pieces of the book pages, and add some stamps and some color.

Stay tuned…

P.S. My insulin was finally delivered. I can now speak English fairly well and I only need to sleep 8 hours per night, as opposed to 15. Life is good!

P.P.S. I was looking at some of my old bookmarks and found the blog that inspired the Sedona pix cards. I also made Christmas cards using this technique. I made Christmas trees with strips of old tech journal covers. Look here to see this done well 🙂 http://growcreative.blogspot.com/2013/07/junk-mail-art-tutorial.html