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Friday, August 14, 2009

Patchwork cards

Apropos my post last week on the tutorials I found, I have just finished three cards using bits of the block of fabric scraps. The original idea was to iron fusible webbing on to each piece, and stick it on the front of a card. I did that with one piece, cut into a heart shape as the tutorial suggested. Here is my version, complete with dotted line around the heart in pen as she has done. Then I decided to play around with card stock that I have had for ages. I went mad a few years ago and bought heaps of them, thinking I would do lots of hand made cards and cross stitch motifs in the 'picture frame' ones, but I only do them occasionally. I stuck one of my mini patchworks inside a frame card as shown, and again, drew a line around the edge. The third card is using a slightly different technique. I ironed the fabric on to the plain card stock, then glued the frame over the top.

Aren't they neat? I'd like to make some for Christmas, as I have heaps of Christmas fabrics to choose from. Once the block is made, shapes like stars, Xmas trees, or other Christmas icons could be cut out from the block.

8 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Gina, these are fantastic, I know what to do with my fabric scraps now. They make lovely cards

SharonH said...

LOL G - What will you do next!!!!! They are very cute...

Joy V said...

Your cards look terrific Gina. You can also make little ornaments from these as well. Just cut two shapes the same - fuse them together and edge, attach ribbon and hang.

Sherri said...

Very cute, Gina. You are so talented!

Linens and Royals said...

Gina, what a great idea these cards are, love the cat face one. think i might try this myself, so different from the usual cross stitch cards and a way to use to pretty scraps.

Gina E. said...

Thank you all for your complimentary responses to my little cards :-) I do hope you visit the source of my inspirations, as the tutorial is much more detailed than what I have described in my posts.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

These are so pretty and the Christmas ones sound wonderful! blessings,Kathleen

venus said...

Your cards look terrific Gina. You can also make little ornaments from these as well.
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