Monday, November 10, 2008

Fabric Postcards

I've signed up for the 2008 Christmas postcard swap on Stashbusters.
Since I've never made fabric postcards before, I am still experimenting with what I want to do, but here are two cards I've finished so far. The dark card was simply made using Laurel Burch Christmas fabric, on which I stippled shiny Sulky thread and attached rick-rack. The edge is bound using Razzle Dazzle from Superior Threads.
For the white card I used Stampin'Up rubber stamps and colored the design in with Sakura Micron brush pens. To add a little more color and glits, I stippled with metalic Sulky, added baby rick-rack and used a silver Razzle Dazzle in the bobbin for the border. Having had just a little 2"x 6" piece of the fusible Pellon left over and not wanting any of it to go to waste, I also created a bookmark. I think those would make some nice quick gifts, too. I'm thinking of putting some of those up on etsy, too, and see if they'd sell. Which reminds me, I also still need to list all of the scissor/cellphone fobs/charms over there, before the holiday season is over.



Your post cards looks great! As for my vertical fabric, used plastic from patients charts that were going to be discarded. I cut up thin card board. I measured my shelves at 9.5 by 10.5 and that is what I cut the plastic. I folded my fabric selvage to selvage and folded in half again. Then I pinned the edges. Thanks for leaving a comment!~!

Linda_J said...

Thanks for stopping by my place, Gabriele. Also thanks for telling me the source of your peek-a-boo puss pattern. That is just too cute and I love how your version came out.

I am so, so sorry to read of the loss of your parent and your cat. Either one would have been hard enough to deal with but you had both. I lost my dear cat of 11 years in late March so have an idea of what that felt like. My deepest sympathies all around.