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.
This postcard features a fused circle (satin-stitched around the edge), die-cut trees, and Santa and his sleigh stamped onto the moon using Versa-Craft ink (made for fabric). The trees were stitched with rayon embroidery thread in a lighter shade than the tree fabric, to emphasize the stitching. Hot-fix rhinestones were sprinkled across the sky.
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?
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.
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.
This scene was accomplished with some very basic die-cut shapes: the moon is a circle fused and then satin-stitched onto the background (night sky) fabric; the trees were die-cut, then fused down and free-motion stitched using rayon decorative thread; the deer was simply die-cut and fused down using Heat-n-Bond Ultra, with no stitching at all.
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.