I was busy this morning making some cards for a little shop in my home town who are very kind and take pretty much anything I care to make for them to sell. My hand made fabric cards have been a hit so I decided to make some Easter Cards for them.
I’ve been making cards for a while now, they are fun and easy to create and can save you a bundle on buying cards.
First I print my logo and contact details on to some 200gsm white card – I can fit two cards to an A4 sheet. Trim these, and fold by hand, you can iron the fold later to make a crisp edge.
Then I iron visoflex (or wonder under) on to scrap pieces of fabric, draw my designs, cut them out and iron on to the card. At this point I should mention that I put some baking paper over the fabric and card before I press with the iron. It protects the paper. Don’t have steam on and high heat is good, only a few seconds needed to bond the fabric to the paper.
Let this cool then use a fine black ink pen – I use Staedtler 0.5 pigment liner ( a fineliner or fine sharpie would do) – to mark stitch lines around your shapes. When you do this the fabric seems to just pop up from the paper. I add extra things sometimes, like flowers etc. but if you are not confident about your drawing, then you don’t have to.