Thursday, 28 May 2009

She never fails to please Fabric Postcard

Occasionally there is something in our Alphastamps kits which makes me wonder what on earth I'm ever going to do with that?? The 4 Faces stamps are a case in point. Leslie, the owner of Alphastamps suggests on the website that you can use these stamps for Easter eggs, but I personally think they might put you off your breakfast egg for quite a while!!

Eventually I came to grips with 2 of the faces (still contemplating the other two!!) and decided I could dress them up with elements from the rest of our kit, and make them into a fabric postcard.

The background is a piece of Dutch damask green fabric which was layered with wadding (batting in U.S.) and machine quilted using one of the decorative stitches on my machine. I cut a strip of ivory fabric onto which I stamped the 3 faces (using Versacraft inkpad and heat setting). The faces were then dressed up with items taken from Alphastamps Get Dressed and Doll Parts sheets. These I transferred to Stick and Peel fabric sheets (from Crafty Computer Paper), so that all I had to do was cut them out, remove the backing sheet and stick them down where I wanted. As 2 hats already had flowers I added a blue flower to the last hat, cut from another fabric and using Bondaweb (WonderUnder). For once I decided to put my trust in the glue and not do any additional stitching.
The ladies now looked rather daring and in my opinion they really needed in your face red lipstick which I gave them, using a colouring pencil.
The text She never fails to please was added with a Dymo writer and stitching. The fabric was finished with another green fabric and Bondaweb (WonderUnder) to give the card some stiffness and the edges were finished by satin stitching.
The ladies definitely brought a smile to my face when they were done!

1 comment:

Maggi said...

LOL I can almost see you saying, "What the...?!?" when you saw them for the first time! hee hee Well you thought out the box for this one and the result is fantastic!


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