Travel Around the World Postcard

I just finished my latest postcard for Katrin's Travel Around the World

This time the swap is "visiting" Copenhagen. When I think of Denmark, I always think of Danny Kaye in the old film Hans Christian Andersen!! As a child, I read most, I think, of the stories from HCA.

My theme for the card was easy!!! The actually construction of it, was not!!!

I am still learning how to do all this, and am actually thinking of re-making the card! The layer of vellum I put in between, did not take very well to the glue. I work with what I have on hand - and I do not have alot of the newest supplies that are on the market today!! Might have to remedy that, if I continue to make these!!LOL

My card has a younger Hans looking adoringly (!) at his mermaid, on the back round of the Rundetaarn footwalk, with some story titles floating around. And, I have to put a slash thru the "O" in Kobenhavn!

One of the rules of the postcard, is to use at least one ink stamp image - so I happened to have a swan - which fits in perfectly with The Ugly Duckling! At the bottom, are two of the Royal carriage horses, which I may eliminate in my re-do!!A tiny vintage enameled star hangs over the mermaid head.


  1. This is really lovely, Pat. I would be very proud to receive it.

    I know what you mean by not having the latest, greatest materials and supplies and vellum tape is one of those things I've never owned. I've tried other substitutes, like eyelets, something you can't use on a postcard, glue stick (rather hit and miss), and wet clear glue (which distorted the vellum). I didn't bother using white glue, after I tried the clear wet stuff. Several people on my blog suggested using a Xyron to put an adhesive all over the back of vellum. If your budget allows, this might be the way to go if you are making quite a few of these.

    Regardless, I love this card.

  2. It boggles my mind how you (and others like you) come up with these very involved designs on cards and carry them off beautifully!

  3. What a wonderful this is something that amazes me and something I have no talent in....!1

  4. I agree...something so elegant looks simple...but we learn that working with velum can be tricky. I personally have used a glue stick and then stitched around a decorative edge...zig-zag for example. I have heard others proclaim the joy of having a Xyron machine but have yet to explore this avenue. The postcard is exquisite!!! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  5. G'day, sweet lady ~ I envy anyone that can do these things ... lovely creations.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  6. I discovered my special ea room with over 50 hand blended teas...I have so much to learn about the art of tea ceremonies. I am so excited and will work on my presentation tomorrow. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

    I hope Lennie likes what I selected for her!

  7. What a magical card - full of story and mystery just like its subjects!

  8. You know I LOVE the swan! Great card for the travel swap Pat!