Friday, April 18, 2008


Here is a super simple and easy birthday card I made for my daughter. I pulled out a few triangle pieces of scrap fabric from my scrap bag in greens, browns and golds. I stick glued them to the card stock then on my sewing machine I used free-motion thread work. I used only brown thread to sew out the tree, sewing over and over in the same spots to make shadows. Then I sewed over the triangles of fabric free-motion. It was fun, just moving the card around under the sewing machine and letting the thread do all the work. When I was finished, I took a sharpie marker and drew a little bird in the tree with a nest (you can see it is a very simple shape, I'm not that great at drawing things from my head). I wrote my message and then I put some other colors on the fabric with the green, orange and brown sharpie markers just to add depth. I love the way it came out and I know she will like it because it is an original from her Mom. I have wanted to try this for a while. I'm glad I did it was fun and a new way to use some of those scraps, even though it is just a small amount.

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Apple said...

You were right, I did love my card!!! Thanks to ya'll for my wonderful supper and gifts and things. Love and kisses your way!!!

Pattie said...

How cute is that card??

Terry, I need to read your blog every day to give me inspiration. Thank you for sharing - and happy birthday to your daughter. She's a lucky gal to have a kind and creative mom like you!

Needled Mom said...

What a sweet card....anyone would love a gift like that.