I always give a postcard to our Airbnb guests so I go through postcards pretty quickly. I needed some new ones and here's what I came up with.
My favorite materials for postcards are bits and leftovers. In a recent TED day with Estelle I had some leftover gold ink. So I pulled out these scraps of green hand dyed fabric and stamped some small leaves. These stamps are all from Fred B. Mullett.
Next I found this small pile of leftover hand dyed strips.
A few minutes at the machine and I had a crazy patch postcard built around the leaf print. At this point I was going to do some decorative stitching on the seams but I wasn't really in the mood for that. I did think it needed more gold though.
I stitched a gold leaf silhouette around the stamp. This is over stitched about 5 times so that the gold would stand out nicely. Then I used a gray/gold variegated thread to echo around the leaf shape. The edge is serged using 2 strands of different variegated greens. I still felt like it needed more gold so I did my little inside frame treatment.
The final result is not a masterpiece but it's not bad and now I have 10 more cards for guests.