Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hot pink & orange postcards – due August 25th




Here’s another color combination I adore – hot pink and orange.
In my world, there is no such thing as “too bright” and I love the way these colors play together.


As with our other color combination swaps, you can create your postcards using any technique – paint, collage, photography, drawing, sewing, etc.

Keep the color scheme limited to hot pink and orange.  (A wee bit of black & white or a tiny pop of accent color would be okay, but the predominant colors should be hot pink and orange.

Swap details:
  • You may submit as many as  four cards  (you will get back the same number you send)
  • if you're sending me more than one, please make sure you insert waxed paper or parchment in between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope
  • write “MMSA pink & orange” on the back of your card to remind your recipient why they are receiving this wonderful work of art in the mail
  • I highly suggest you write your return address on the back of the postcard (in case of postal delivery problems) and your email address so the recipient can thank you. 
  • A note for your partner is a nice touch.
  • include a mailing label with your name and address for each card you create
    (I will attach them to the cards I mail back to you)
  • Please attach the proper postage to your postcard (see below for postal guidelines).  If you don’t have any stamps and it’s difficult for you to get some, go ahead and send me money instead.  You can stick cash in the envelope, or send it to me via paypal (iamrushmore@gmail.com)
  • international swappers are welcome - the postage cost is $1.15 per card (paypal account is iamrushmore@gmail.com)

Postage and Card Size
You are welcome to make any size postcard you want, but please pay attention to the following postal guidelines
  • In order to use the postcard rate ($.34) your card cannot be bigger than 4.25 x 6 inches, and it must be thin and flexible.  A 4x6 card that is thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, needs more postage
  • If your card is a rectangle bigger than a postcard, but still flat and flexible, a regular "forever" ($.49 ) stamp is what you need. 
  • If your card is an unusual shape (square, round) or is flexible but has some lumpy embellishments it will probably cost you the "non machinable" rate of $.70
  • If your card doesn't bend at all, the post office considers it a package and you should go get it weighed to figure out the proper postage.
You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here:  http://postcalc.usps.gov/

Mail your cards no later than August 25th. (I don’t need to receive them by the 25th, they need to be postmarked by the 25th.)

Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States

2 comments:

  1. Yay! This is a pink-infused combo I can handle! :D YUM-MY! Reminds me of the rainbow sherbet I used to get all the time as a kid :D

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  2. I love this color combo! It's one of my favorites.

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