Generating Christmas postcard ideas
First, thank you for all of your lovely comments on my Red Sunset quilt that I posted yesterday. I'm really excited about this quilt and I'm really looking forward to quilting it and getting it on the bed for good.
But, for now, I need to focus on the postcards and I spent yesterday figuring out ideas. I'll just insert right here that I don't think any of my ideas are original because I always start my idea search on Google. I look up Christmas cards and, especially, DIY scrapbook card ideas. I spent about 2 hours yesterday looking through Google images and sketching some of them on index cards.
Next I start looking through my supplies for materials that I might want to use. None of these particularly relate to the index cards. I usually try to do a card with symmetry fabric, so I pull some of that. I also have a holiday themed batik that I picked up in Maine, a sunprint that I made this summer with stars motifs and a stack of cards that I started and abandoned last year. One thing is crystal clear, I have enough postcard making supplies to last the rest of my life.
Then I started experimenting with different things and I think I've narrowed down the three ideas for this year.
I really want to use this sunprinted fabric so I'm going to add an appliqued star cut from a pearlized painted fabric and a bunch of crystals for a really simple starry sky.
After a year of marinating, I've decided that I actually like this card so I'm going to finish them for a second set.
I bought this batik fabric with the plan to specifically use it for postcards and I'm going to center that snowflake motif near the top of the card and add 3 candles. I'll get gold metallic paint for the painted flames.
My plan is to get the materials prepped with fusible web so I can take them to the beach and cut out all of the elements. I could actually have these together in a couple of weeks.
10/28/2022 06:52:21 am
I love your cards! Do you mail them in an envelope? Is there a link to the technique you use in making your cards? This would be perfect to using up our scraps! Thanks
10/28/2022 08:19:05 am
It looks like you have everything you need to crank out some beautiful postcards!
10/29/2022 09:26:06 am
You make far more postcards than I ever do. It's always fun to see what designs you come up with each year. Nothing (at least in my warped mind) comes close to the Grinch ones you did...they will forever be my favourites.
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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.