I can't believe that it's December 10th and I have finished and mailed all of my Christmas postcards! It's a true Christmas miracle.
Here's the 3rd design that I made.
I love these cards and I made 20 of them to give me a total of 80. The best part is that these were really simple thanks to a great thermofax screen by Terri Stegmiller. I love Terri's designs and have a lot of her screens. It may be too late to do this card for this Christmas but you could make it for next year. It was so simple that you can make a lot of them very quickly.
I started with some fun hand dyed fabrics cut to 4" x 6". Next I screened the design. I had intended to do them all in gold but my gold screen ink had dried up so I used several different colors for different effects. I fused the screen printed fabrics to postcard bases (Stiffy or Timtex) and then quickly stitched around the inside of the tree. I fused on a back and finished off the edges. The finishing touch was painted ornaments. I used neon craft paint in these and applied it with an eye dropper so I would get solid dots. Easy peasy!
Here are 3 of the versions that I made. The "ornaments" on the dark green tree are made with Tulip Beads in a Bottle. This stuff works great! I tried some on a tshirt last year and the beads have held on through make trips through a hot water wash and the dryer. The directions tell you not to put it through the dryer but mine is holding up great.