Spirograph Snowflake Postcards
After I finished the blue diamond postcards I still had a big stack of scraps left and one night in October I sewed them all together and made a big piece of "new" fabric. I didn't have a plan for it, I was just play sewing.
A few days later I needed to either put the new fabric away or do something with it. The easy answer always is to cut it into postcard backgrounds and that's how this new card design started. I thought they might look nice with a Spirograph motif on them for a stylized snowflake look.
It took a surprisingly long time to get to this point. I tried getting the designs to work on fabric but I just couldn't get a sharp white line. So I broke my rule of not buying supplies for postcards and ordered some krafttex. That's awesome stuff! You can sew it like fabric but it's also like paper. I'm going to have to play with it some more. But for now I have bright white snowflakes. They looked a little lost on that background.
A rummage through the Drawer of Magical Things unearthed this white fabric that had been over-painted with pearlized paint.
That's what it needed!
All they needed after that was backing and some edging. I got 23 cards out of that pile of blue scraps.
Tina in NJ
12/5/2019 01:38:43 pm
So the snowflakes were drawn on the kraftex rather than sewn on? These look great!
12/5/2019 02:06:12 pm
These keep getting better and better!
12/5/2019 06:18:48 pm
These are definitely beautiful! I love the snowflakes. Never heard of Kraftex - something else for me to research!
Vicki in MN
12/6/2019 08:15:58 am
Oh stop it, they just get better and better!!!
12/6/2019 08:23:17 am
I absolutely LOVE these. very creative.
12/6/2019 08:48:54 am
After telling you how much I love the postcards, I have to wonder, how big that drawer of magical things is? You always seem to find just the right thing in it!!! Enjoy your day Vicki.
12/6/2019 08:56:56 am
Those are lovely, Vicki. It is always fun to see what you come up with each year - hand how it may relate to what you have done during the year.
12/6/2019 09:06:02 am
The white circles you put underneath the kraftex was a perfect solution to set the snowflakes off.
12/6/2019 11:08:36 am
I made one postcard and thought, this took far too long. Your cards are inspired and lovely, but you are certifiably demented. *G*
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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.