Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Need a "Special" card?

Did you make cards when you were a child..........you know for Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa......they always said how much like enjoy having a card made by you. Why did we stop, sure the card shop has a great selection but sometimes you want something a little different, something Special.

I thought why not use the process of making fabric postcards to create a greeting card in the same manner. Those of you who have purchased the book Zentangle Fabric Arts Quilting Embroidery will recognize this design. I took my design and after drawing it onto fabric, I doodled and added colour using ordinary crayons, backed it with a piece of Timtex, did some free motion stitching...........all the same steps as I would for a postcard...plus a bit of beading to make it sparkle.

The final step was simply to stitch it to the front of a blank card (I got a pack of blanks cards with envelopes at the "Dollar" store)........I think this is perfect for those occasions where you are specifically asked to bring best wishes only

12 comments:

Leah said...

That is so awesome! Very cool. I shall have to try that myself.

Caryl W said...

I really..really..really like this!!! This is so gorgeous and I know combining quilting and cardmaking is just an awesome thing!!

Quilt Hollow said...

LOVE IT! May I purchase one? Seriously asking....love it!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a great idea. I just started to zentangle and love it but didn't know with any of it. Thanks for sharing.

Mishka said...

Great idea Jill.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Absolutely beautiful, and it seems like something that is doable in an overly busy season.
Just stunning!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Robbie said...

Anyone would be thrilled to receive one of your cards! It is a great idea and thanks for sharing your technique again with us. Beautiful work!!!

Diane J. Evans said...

Another fabulous idea! And my copy of "Zentangles" just arrived from Amazon -- I'm so excited to get reading and playing. Love the way you added beads to this design -- who wouldn't love to get this card in the mail?!!!

Diane

Joan said...

Thats fabulous Jill... I need to get back to cards - you are a great source of ideas for me :) If I only had more time.

Sharon said...

This really is special! I think anyone would be thrilled to get a card like this.

Thanks for sharing this with us. You are, as always, very inspiring!

I haven't heard of Zentangles. I'll have to check that out.

Clare Wassermann said...

you are so right...your card is a lovely Tudor Rose

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Beautiful Jill. I love making this type of card, also, as an alternative to the pc. Check Staples (or other office supply stores), they often have note cards packs on clearance. Because you are covering the front with your design and stabilizer - it doesn't have to be blank on the front-I've found some great note packs on the 'cheap!' :)

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