Friday, August 22, 2008

A Quilter's Birthday

I made this card for my step-mother-in-law... she has many talents, and one of them is quilting. I wanted to try and mimic a quilt using our gorgeous new Bella Rose DSP... but any of our DSPs would work great like this as you get to showcase several patterns all from the same pack... and what a perfect opportunity for me to remind you about my Paper Share that's currently going on! :) It ends on Monday, so this weekend is your last opportunity to jump on board! Anyway, this card was inspired by a convention swap I saw that was made by Jan McClurg. I don't know who she is, but I sure liked this idea!

Obviously, this card is a different size - one I don't do too often - but it's 6" x 6". The envelopes we have for our Carousel Notes work perfectly, so that's what it got mailed in with just a bit of extra postage. The effect I was going for apparently worked, because when she received it, even her husband (my father-in-law) said, "Look! It's a quilt!" Good job, Dad!! Who says our guys can't appreciate this craft?

To get more dimension, I used the Textured cardstock for the base. Since that's a little thinner than our regular cardstock, I added some bulk to the inside with a couple layers - which also gave me a neutral writing surface instead of the dark Chocolate Chip. You can see a peek of it at the top of the photo.

Fun card to make... and I'll leave you for the weekend with this one as we have a little birthday party of our own on Sunday when Maddox turns 2! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Sweet Celebrations
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Cardstock: Textured Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Photo Corner punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/8", 1-1/4", 3/4", and 1/16" Circle punches

7 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I love the look of this card! It's wonderful!

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful job, Michele! I'm sure your step mother-in-law loved this special quilt card!

Jenn Greeley said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa H. said...

this is beautiful! what a great way to show off our dsp, plus it just makes for a stunning card.

Jess said...

Michele, this is a wonderful use of the designer paper! I love it! I left you a little something on my blog. You totally inspire me--your cards are always stunning!

newenglandstamper said...

This is just beautiful. I'll be casing this one for sure. TFS.

KJ said...

Oh, so pretty!!!!