Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I have been experiencing a renewed interest in the gooey stuff lately—it's just so darn handy for transforming all manner of things. Mostly, I love how easy it is to make impressive cards at home using cardstock and fabric scraps. (Wow, I sound like an infomercial!) You all know that I quilt, but sometimes I want to make something quickly, to get in and out in less than an hour and this card totally hit the mark. It uses some of my favorite fabric that the folks at Purl Patchwork told me was picked up on one of their buyers trips to Japan and shows it off. I didn't really want to do anything that would get in the way of the pattern, so I simply cut pieces of fabric slightly larger than two plain white flat cards, applied a thick layer of Mod Podge to the cards and secured the fabric on top. I let them dry under a dictionary for about a half an hour, then punched some holes, threaded some vintage lace through both sides to tie them together, and voila! Finished card! It will be going via the USPS to someone special later this week, but for today, I'm just going to enjoy having this pretty thing around.