Friday, July 22, 2011

Fabric Postcards

Over the last couple months I've sent out a few fabric postcards. I missed getting a picture of one - but I'd like to share the others with you!

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Fabric Postcards

There are 3 Happy Birthday post cards and 1 Happy Anniversary card. There are two layers of fabric sandwiching a layer of TemTex. The cut out fabric pieces are secured with some Heat n' Bond. I used to sew those pieces on, but I've decided that's just too much work! The only sewing is around the card to hold the postcard together even better!

I've painted a layer of glitter glue over the cupcake icing and on the rings for a little extra pop.

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This past week I signed up for a Handmade postcard swap in the Postcrossing forums. Cross-stitch is my theme this time! The tree one was the first one - yes I know its off center... oops!

Coss Stitched Postcards

I love this dragon one. I made a couple of mistakes, but nothing the non-cross-stitcher would notice. I found the small pattern here.

Coss Stitched Postcards

I just stuck my cross-stitch design to one of those foam sheets (sticky on one side), then sewed around the edges for a little more insurance. The edges might fray, but I'm going to "cross" my fingers!

Gotta love mail art! I love sending postcards to friends & random people. Mailbox surprises are the best.

3 comments:

  1. A little known fact about me is:
    I was a graphic designer with the Bucilla Corp. back in the day and excessively designed counted cross stitch patterns for kits. It was a great job until I found myself in the company's network mainframe and I set a flying toaster screen saver as the default for the entire company. Oh well, I thought it was cool anyway.I was "released".
    So from my professional point of view, great job!

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  2. so that's what postcard x-changes are! handmade...all of them?? yours are so creative!! it sure would be a nice Bday surprise getting one of those in the mail!!

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  3. Another lovely piece of work Erika. My projects lately have all been "garden wise" as the weather is so good here at the moment. (fingers crossed it stays this way lol) Today I planted strawberry runners from the main plant into little plant pots and once they "take" I will snip them away from the mother plant, I will discard the mother plant as it is 2 or 3 years old. This year the strawberries came on better under the carport rather than in the garden, no slugs and cleaner, the ones in the garden made tasty treats for the garden pets grrrr.

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