I thought the snowmen were really cute but the cardmaker in the family is not me! I decided that I would make them into postcards using scraps of fabric, timtex fusible and tear-away-interfacing.
I work with postcard sizes, 4″ x 6″. Use fusible web and scraps of fabrics to make the snowmen. You can stitch all the pieces on separately, using matching thread or all at once using one colour. I tried it using light thread for the snowman’s body and gold for the rest of the applique. In the end I went with one colour thread.
Fuse the snowman to the background fabric and then to the timtex fusible interfacing. I leave the last layer until all the stitching is done so as not to have stitching all over the back of the postcard where I want to write. Don’t forget to use a teflon pressing sheet as timtex is a two sided fusible! I also chose to use fabric instead of buttons because these are going “naked” through the mail and I wouldn’t want to damage anything! Once you have all layers fused together use your favourite overcast stitch and finish the edges. Stamps stick really well to the tear-away-interfacing and it’s easy to write on too. Below is a card from the cardmaker in the family… http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=102880&cat=500
Happy Quilting…Valerie Raye