Blue House Card

This card was paper-pieced on a design I created using EQ7.  The center block was sized to about 3-½”, then paper-pieced.  Then I glued a die-cut cardstock frame around the border of the block and raised it off the surface of the card with 3M foam tape.  Flowers and leaves were die-cut from felt, and rhinestones glued to the flower centers completed the front of this card.

Family of Owls Postcard

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This family of owls was from a pre-printed panel that had the nest as part of the design.  I die-cut another nest to fuse on top for added texture, fussy-cut the bottom portion from a blue/green batik to ground the whole design, then free-motion stitched it all down.  Finally, I zig-zag stitched the “blessed” cut from another fabric on top.  Wouldn’t this be a cute card to send to (or from) a family with two parents and three kids?

Snowflake Postcard

This postcard features die-cut snowflakes cut out of white felt, fused to the blue fabric background, and then free-motion stitched with metallic threads. The stitching could also easily be accomplished using the straight stitch on your sewing machine.  The background was free-motion stitched with swirls to reinforce the feeling of movement.  A few hot-fix rhinestones add some sparkle.

 

 

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Frosted Winter Scene Postcard

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This fabric postcard was made with a printed background (which already had the trees) and a simple mound of felt “snow” in the foreground.  I free-motion stitched the background trees using a metallic thread to produce a frosty scene.   The deer was die-cut from dark brown fabric and applied with Heat-n-Bond Ultra iron-on adhesive (with no machine stitching on the deer). “Snowflakes” were stitched using one of the pre-programmed stitches on my sewing machine, and a few hot-fix rhinestones were applied.

Yellow Birds Postcard

Notice on this fabric postcard that the darker green foreground leaves were die-cut (with Heat-n-Bond Lite fused to the back of the fabric first).  The background fabric has the birds as part of the design, but it just didn’t have the amount of foliage I wanted. So I die-cut some leaves and played with their placement until I was happy with it. Once I removed the backing paper from the die cuts, I could gently curve the leaves to fit the spots I wanted to cover.  Then I pressed them down with a hot iron, and free-motion stitched them onto the background.  And voila!  A much fuller arrangement of leaves.  Free-motion stitching following the design lines of the birds really made them stand out.  I hand-stitched bead eyes on each of the birds before applying the postcard backing.

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