I told you that I was on a roll with postcards! These are really similar to the kitty postcards.
As with the kitty cards I started with a sunprinted stencil image and hand dyed velvet for the background.
Before I go into how I made these let just admit here that, yes, these would have been easier to simply stencil with paint than sunprint. But I was in sunprinting mood this summer so that's what happened. I could see stenciling these with different colors of paint for a totally different look.
These cards definitely needed something other than the cake slapped on the background. I started with ribbon and thought about yellow to highlight the candle flames.
But, this is pertty lame.
Angelina fibers seemed like a good idea but "blech"!
There we go! I needed to stick with the cartoon nature of the cake image. I had a prefused piece of greenish yellow fabric and there was just enough to cut candlelight for all 10 cakes!
First I fused and stitched the candlelight and then fused and stitched the cake. They are finished off with a simple serged dark purple edge.
I love them.
11/2/2017 03:11:05 pm
Vicki - I can certainly attest to the gorgeous outcome of this birthday postcard. As the lucky recipient of this fabric postcard, I can tell you it is a beautiful addition to my collection. The colors are as stunning as the design. Thank you!
Rebecca in SoCal
11/2/2017 10:07:41 pm
Vicki, I think you hit on just the right thing! Well done.
11/3/2017 08:07:26 am
i love it, too. want to add me to your birthday list?....july 8...hahahaha
11/3/2017 08:38:29 am
That is a great way to make birthday cards. I need to start using this method -I may paint/stencil the prints instead but it is a lovely card that will not just go in the trash next week.
11/3/2017 10:15:33 am
The green fabric was the ticket! They turned out cute!
11/3/2017 03:36:56 pm
I like the Angelina--but only around the candles. Great postcards, as usual.
11/4/2017 04:58:15 pm
Must be something in the air - I just spent the afternoon making postcard bases too.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.