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Okay, what do you get when you start out with a snippet of Alexander Henry's Spotted Owls, a small scrap of an awesome Henry Glass print, a wee bit of Kona red and some batting scraps so small I really thought they were destined for the wastebasket? Well, what do you get besides a little pile that looks like this, I mean.
You get a super cute fabric artist trading card, of course! It's my very first attempt and I kind of have a little crush on it.
Seriously, did you SEE the cute little owls? And here's a close-up of the back with this super teeny tiny stippling. The whole thing measures 2.5" x 3.5" so when I say tiny I really mean tiny.
I made this for a swap where participants were encouraged to try something new and create something they've been wanting to try but were nervous to send because it was a first attempt. This completely fit the bill for me.
I have a slight obsession with paper - especially letterpress and altered books/tags - that sort of thing. I love the idea of trading cards because they are made to be given away and shared with others, they're small and they provide an opportunity to try new techniques on a small scale. I also love fabric and quilting and using up all those tiny scraps of fabric that are just too delicious to throw away.
So, this is what I'm sending my swap partner along with some really pretty paper scraps and a vintage advertisement from the Sears catalog for women's hats and corsets because she loves collage and vintage ephemera. I hope she likes it!