No, I wasn't really in love with the posting but more with the cards she pictured in her posting... Aren't they AWESOME?!
I felt like I needed to try making ATCs myself and after Kristin kindly encouraged me to do so, I just gave it a try.
Some days later I signed up for an ATC-Swap over on swap-bot that was themed "SKULLS". What a coincidence!
Here are the cool cards I've received:
some ATCs, and it seems I was the only one who made the cards from fabric... amazing!
My cards aren't very artistic or beautiful, but I'm pretty proud of my first ATCs, so here's how I did it (in short...):
|From timtex or fast-2-fuse, cut 2.5" x 3.5" rectangles.|
I've tried both interlinings, but for certain reasons I liked the fast-2-fuse better, but you may try yourself and find your fave.
I used my old lino-stamp and silver pigment ink to stamp skulls on (pink) cotton fabric.
The pigment ink won't wash out after it's heat set, though I don't think someone will wash the cards...
Then I cut out the stamped skulls and free motion embroidered them to precut woolfelt.
The woolfelt was cut bigger than the finished card.
The technique for embroidery / applique is basically the same I've used on my transvestite shirt - just MUCH smaller...
Cut and fray the edges!!!
Mark finished size of your ATC for placement of your embellishments.
EMBELLISH and have fun!
Iron your ATC´s front to fast-2-fuse as indicated.
Cut back woolfelt to finished size.
Iron ATC to backside fabric, cut backside fabric to finished size.
Using the satinstitch of your machine, zig-zag around the edges one or more times, depending on the look you want.
Sign cards and you're finished.
Surely I'll be making some more when I find the time.
Thanks Kristin for encouragement and support - and another addiction! XD