How do you do it?

Hello All!  

Recently I was asked "What is it you really do for your job?"  So, I thought I'd show you what I do with a vintage postcard.  In the beginning there was an old, old postcard...  I bought that postcard, and proceeded to "fix it up."

That means, cleaning up all the ink marks, crease marks, color fading, removing the dirt marks.  Now I NEVER, EVER change the original artwork.  I'm taking the original artwork and bringing it back to how it looked originally.   Some of them are so beautiful that it seems a shame that others, such as yourself, won't see it.  This is why I do what I do.

The colors are only from that postcard.  That is often the hardest part.  Finding the cleanest part of the card to use.  I NEVER, EVER remove an artist's name.  That is their art, not mine!   I NEVER, EVER remove a company name.  They printed it and published it originally.  If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be seeing it.  I always try to search for the artist and company to make sure I'm not using a product I shouldn't be using.  

This is one postcard I worked on today.  It took me an hour and a half to finish this.  This is an easy one.  Imagine how long it takes me to fix up a difficult one.  

A great feeling of accomplishment!  So, I hope this lets you know "what I do."  If you have questions or have an old card you would like "fixed up", contact me.  

So, Enjoy the day!!  and Smile, the weekends almost here!

*Don't forget our July Christmas sale on Christmas Postcards and Christmas Gift Tags.  You save 20% on your order using the code Xmas714   #christmas #christmassale #christmasforsale  

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What's Coming Next?

Well, February is upon us!  With only about 6-8 weeks left of winter.  I'm counting the weeks.  With that being said, it's time to upgrade our inventory.  In the works are 6 new note card designs of the vintage women posters I currently offer, 40 new postcard designs varying from reproductions of vintage easter postcards, original photos that I have available currently as note cards and posters.  I simply haven't decided on the posters yet.  The note cards and postcards should be on the site in 1-2 weeks.  If there are any other special requests, please let me know!  Enjoy the month of February!!