Thursday, 22 November 2007

Fabric Paper Postcards

Life is incredibly busy at the moment and I am getting minimal computer time - I feel quite deprived as I haven't been able to do my normal blog-reading this week! I'll have to get some catch-up time on the weekend to make sure I stay sane(ish).

I have some mixed feelings about the whole informal blog protocol thing about not posting pictures of postcards, ATCs, cards, quilts etc until the recipients receive them as I personally don't really think it matters much - if I am the recipient I am always thrilled when I see the item "for real" regardless of whether I have seen a picture or not. In some ways I think it adds to the anticipation. So that was a long-winded rationalization of the fact that the picture at the top is one of a set of fabric paper postcards that I have just completed but not yet mailed for a small group exchange that has been running this year.

The fabric paper was made "a la Beryl Taylor" with stamping added. I am loving having a machine that has some nice fancy stitches - this one made a nice frame for the vintage image that was printed out on paper and then fused to strong interfacing before being stitched to the postcard.

I've made seven of these (they are all basically the same) so I have one spare if anyone wants to do a postcard trade with me (first in basis - just leave a comment).

13 comments:

Myra said...

Oooo, Debbi - that is such a pretty card. I would love to do a trade with you.

Sue Smith said...

Love the postcard Debbi. The background is amazing.

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Debbi the postcard is just so beautiful.Your amazing!!!
Jen

Karin H said...

Love your card Debbi and can't wait to get mine in our swap. I did finally manage to make some paper fabric that is useable, thank goodness. I like it so much I want to make a whole stack more now.

ANDREA said...

Love the postcard and especially the "old-times"-colours of the background, and the women on the photograph is lovely...
Have a good day,
Andrea

Jacquelines blog said...

This is gorgeous, I see someone offered herself too trade? :-) That is a pity, are you sure you don't have two cards left?

Night Owl Designs said...

Just beautiful Debbi! Very dramatic.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, Debbi...just loved this as soon as I saw it. It is so elegant and somehow serene.

Danielle D said...

Oooh! I'm so excited about the swap, Debbi! And I'm with you, I don't mind seeing a preview before the postcard goes in the mail.

Barbara said...

beautiful postcard..specially I have no time to show all things I am sending out and all things I have received from others. There are so many more important things to do around me ,so I mail the person that I have receiped the card.
Have a nice weekend Barbara

kelsey said...

What gorgeous colour in the background Debbi, it reminds me of the Quin Nickel Azo Gold (Golden) colour....my absolute favourite! Love the stitching too....ain't sewing machines great!

Eva said...

Beautiful card!!

audrey h. said...

This postcard is absolutely stunning. I have never seen a stitch like that...love how it beautifully frames the woman.