Snowflakes – 2014.11.29

Brandy Lynn of Brandy Lynn Designs has organized another fiber postcard exchange – theme: Snowflakes.  (I missed the summer Maple Leaf exchange, so when I saw the announcement for this one, I signed up right away.)

Terry Aske  Terry Aske Snowflake Postcards

I decided to go with a gold and black color scheme, and a modern look.  I cut narrow strips from several gold fabrics and sewed them together.  I drew the snowflake shape on fusible web which I fused to the back of the black fabric.  Then I cut out the snowflake shape and used the positive shape on one postcard, and the negative shape on the other.  I straight-line stitched around the snowflakes with a gold and black variegated rayon thread.

I haven’t made fabric postcards before, so I checked out a few online tutorials.  Monika at My Sweet Prairie Studio has a really good one, with lots of great tips – like using white thread in the bobbin so it won’t show through the backing – which I never would have thought of!  After making a couple of prototypes, I decided I would wrap the fabric from the front to the back, then I wouldn’t have to deal with the tedious job of finishing the edges.

For the back of the postcard, I designed it in Excel, then printed it on some ivory-colored linen-blend paper that I happened to have.  I fused the paper to the back, covering the raw edges of the fabric.  Then I stitched around the edges through all the layers.

DSCN4209  Terry Aske snowflake postcard 2

I had lots of fun making these, and will definitely enter more postcard exchanges in the future!


Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

   Creations by Nina-Marie   Confessions of a Fabric Addict

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5 Responses to Snowflakes – 2014.11.29

  1. I love the idea of using the positive and negative. I make a lot of postcard but never thought of doing that. Will have to give it a try. Love your cards.

  2. Those are so cute, Terry! I love the modern design and the color choice is genius! Whoop whoop!!

  3. Lynette says:

    These are delightful! 🙂

  4. pegsplace says:

    Love your cards! Maybe one will be coming my way! I found a two-sided fusible pellon that has some thickness and it really makes it easier to put the two sides together. Mif you want to email me with your address I can send you a piece ( would be my pleasure)

  5. Jean in MN says:

    Beautiful postcards! I’ve been toying with the idea of trying a few for a while now. Thanks for the link to Monika’s blog and tutorial.

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