Saturday, May 9, 2009

(Mostly) Quickie Quilt Card

This is my mom's Mother's Day card.  She's a super quilter, so I knew (hoped) she'd appreciate my nod to her craft.  She also stamps with me, but I know her heart is truly with the quilting.   :)

This is not a new idea, but I sure like how these littler squares look over top of the Big Shot Top Note diecut.  I took a piece of celery cardstock, sized 5.5" x 4.25" and a bunch of 3/4" punched squares from Bella Rose designer series paper. I ran the celery cardstock through my Xyron machine (making the entire front of the piece sticky) and then started laying out the squares starting in the middle edge going toward the opposite side of the cardstock.  I left a little space between each square like to define the squares a little bit.

I wanted the quilt to look a little more aged, so I sponged it with Creamy Caramel ink all over.  It dirtied it up just enough.  As a final touch, I did faux stitching with my Chocolate Chip marker on each square.

TIP: That little space between each square left some exposed sticky.  When you don't want something sticky to be, well, sticky anymore, you can take your embossing buddy and rub it/pat it over the surface.  That will deposit its powder on the adhesive and voila!

Finally, I used circle and scallop punches to round out (ha ha) the sentiment "button" element.  I covered the top in Crystal Effects for a little more dimension and it was allowed to dry nice and shiny.   (I was glad I put it into a plastic envelope for delivery because for some reason it stuck to the inside of the envelope - but we were able to very carefully pry it out.)

1 comment:

Jan said...

Love this! I've made a similar one with the larger squares, but really like the look with the smaller squares. I'll have to try one too. TFS!