It's that time of year again! The Stitchin' Post will be accepting fabric post cards for Wish Upon A Card right up until July 1. If you wish to have a card be considered for framing, the deadline is April 15. Maybe you have time to get one in the mail tomorrow? I had such fun making my postcards. I first decided to make the giraffe above with some wool felt. I was inspired after seeing Salley Mavor's presentation. In order to make the card stiff, I used Fast-2-Fuse for the middle layer. The backs on all of them are linen. All the embroidery was done before I fused it to the Fast-2-Fuse. After fusing to the linen backing, I zig-zagged around the edge.
Next I decided to get back to my beloved linen, but wanted to see if it was possible to do without adding the harem cloth backing the way I do the slow cloth. That was a mistake, but a good lesson! The owls were created by fusing the blue linen to a piece of harem cloth with some Steam-A-Seam. That stuff is nasty for hand sewing, so I had a real pain doing the applique and embroidery on this one. I finally decided to finish the tree with some machine stitching. Then it was fused to the Fast-2-Fuse, fused to a linen backing and zig-zagged around the edge.
I went back to my favorite slow cloth techniques with this last one. The blue linen backing was stitched with an invisible baste to some harem cloth. Then I added all the applique, some raw edge, some needle turned. I had lots of fun adding the embroidery stitches, then fused it to the Fast-2-Fuse and the linen backing. Finally I zig-zagged around the edge.
I like them a lot and hope they are well received for the fundraiser. If you would like to give fabric postcards a try and have any questions at all, I'd be happy to answer them in the comments.