I wasn't so sure about this swap at first. The example photo was of a fish wearing a suit traveling in a kayak. But I gave it a go, and it was really fun making the altered cards!
Here were the directions:
Take a greeting card or notecard and alter it, making it into a postcard. Use the front of the card, add embellishments, cut-out images, sharpies or markers, stickers, or what have you.I keep every card that I get, and I mean every.single.card. I always have. Somewhere I have a shoebox full of birthday cards from when I was 3 or something. So I picked out two that didn't have any sentimental value for me, that weren't especially pretty or overly large, and went to town.
I used Mod Podge to decopage magazine images onto the cards, then sprayed them with two coats of Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer, and mailed them both overseas on July 8th, 2010. I hope they arrive intact!
Here's what I got in return:
You can't really tell in the scan, but the "altered" part is that she added glitter to several parts of the pic. I received this on July 19, 2010 from FritosMom in Stafford, VA via Swap-bot. And I LOVE it! She also sent me a package full of the rest of the awesome M.E. greeting cards and their little envelopes! So sweet.
This one wasn't altered at all. While it's cute, it didn't meet the requirements of the swap (and I was a lil disappointed after all the effort I put into my altered greeting cards). I talked to the swap coordinator, and she said to just message the lady who sent it and clarify the "altered" part, and ask her to send another one before I rate her a "3." This has me twisted and sick to my stomach because I have to talk to a stranger about how she didn't do the swap right...Anyways, I received this July 19, 2010 from Stephanie Marie via Swap-bot.
Here's the replacement I got from her July 26, 2010.
Yep, that's Monet's Water Lillies with fish stickers on it.