Birthday Fabric Postcard

Here is a birthday postcard I made for a friend’s birthday.  I used some lace that I got in the Swap-bot Just Stuff swap and dusted off some of my embroidery skills.  It is surrounded with the chain stitch and on the lace are french knots with some starbursts at the top to simulate the candle flickering. 

 I used Amy Butler fabric (Belle, Pink Henna Paisley) for the cake, candle, flame and some circle fabric for the background.  I am not sure of the maker of the circle fabric, but got it from Joann’s in the fat quarters.  It is outlined with a shell stitch. 

I forgot to take a picture of the back, but there is a blue background fabric with pink circles.  It matches the bit of blue you cannot see in the paisley.  The pink circles match the pink in the Amy Butler fabric.  It is a bit darker and busier than I normally place on the back of a postcard, but I was able to write on it well and it shows up, so once again a new postcard making frontier. 

I spent part of the day today organizing my craft room.  It is a start, but still a long way from where I want it to be.  I found a large jar to hold my threads at the Goodwill for $2.25.  It is over 1 1/2 foot tall with a lid.  The threads should look like an old jar full of candy.  Yummy! 

Birthday Fabric Postcard

I thought I would give you a closer pic of the card, too. 

For those of you that are working this week, enjoy the short week!