Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
Almost three months since my last post....really?
How did that happen?
Life is moving pretty fast these days,
but I have managed to squeeze in some time for creativity!
How about some fiber art greeting cards? :)
These are like large postcards, measuring 5.5 x 8.5".
All of the fabrics are actually Sulky Cut-Away Plus that I've printed and stamped on, and I included some other trims and embellishments. Here's a look at the steps I took to make the blue and yellow card:
I sliced the printed stabilizer sheets at an angle and
layered them on a clean sheet of Cut-Away.
Next, I used a decorative stitch from my machine
and sewed the two printed pieces together.
You can see that the foundation layer of Cut-Away is larger
than my card. This gives you something to grip while you sew
and also some room to try out stitches!
Nothing is ever complete without free motion stitching, right?
I added blue swirls on the left and yellow wavy-horizontal
lines on the right.
Every stitch adds more texture and every layer of texture
makes it more interesting!
Next, I added some vintage lace and sewed it down the middle of the card.
Then, I stenciled some blue and yellow flowers, cut them out and added the trio to the top of the lace. I also stamped "happy" with green ink and stitched it down with green thread. All of the flowers and the "happy" tag are made out of Cut-Away Plus!
The last picture shows the card after I have trimmed the excess Cut-Away from the edges and before the final edge stitching.
I satin stitched around the edge with a Sulky Cotton Blendable thread to give it a finished look.
I straight stitched a piece of card stock to the back to give me space to write and to cover my thread tails!
I love using different weights and types of Sulky threads on every one of my projects!
It's amazing to see how much texture and interest the threads provide!
So, these little pieces of art will go their new homes soon.
Small enough, for me to complete fairly quickly and easy for the recipients to display,
but large enough to show that I care!
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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