Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Post-Christmas Greetings!

If you are like me and didn't get Christmas cards sent out in time, use this tutorial to make Season's Greetings! postcards.

This was a scrap-buster!  I dug into my bin and pulled out a bunch of neutral crumbs:

Using Victoria Findlay Wolfe's technique from 15 Minutes of Play, I pieced them together into a 5"x6" rectangle:

I grabbed some Steam a Seam 2 and traced a dime to make eyes:

I sketched a triangle for a nose:

I positioned them to make a face as I desired:

 I pulled a long string of scrap fabric from the bin and trimmed it into 3/4" x 6", 3/4" x 2 1/2", and 3/4" x 3" strips.  Without any fusible, I arranged these strips onto the background to make a scarf:

I brought the snowman to my machine and prepared to stitch the features down.  I'm too lazy to change thread for the different fabric colors so I grabbed a spool of 100 weight InvisiFil:

This thread is really thin and this gray is a neutral color so it will blend with the black eyes and orange nose as well as the blue scarf.  I set my machine to a small stitch length and stitched a straight stitch less than 1/8" inside of each piece:

I didn't stitch down the scarf ends so they would flap around and add dimension to the card:

I layered white fabric, interfacing, and the postcard together:

I trimmed the card to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using my Postcard Trimming Tool:

My postcard is ready to place in a cellophane envelope and wish a friend or family member a Happy New Year!

I wonder -- should I confess that this is a belated Christmas card?  Or should I simply wish a Happy New Year?

I also wonder -- am I the only one who didn't get all of her cards out before Christmas?


Pamela Arbour said...

That is adorable! You really have the creative juices going.

Ann Schoen said...

Wait, people send cards before Christmas?.............