Sunday 21 October 2018

Just the Ticket

I was inspired by the current Global Design Project to make this all-purpose card for an upcoming market.  The colours and the "wonderful" scripty sentiment are what caught my eye, as well as that bold border (for which I used some photo corners instead)

Stamps and Dies : WMS Old Country Roses Stamp Set and Matching cut files (many WMS products were re-released under the Gina K label when it closed its doors);
WMS Pretty Panel;
Quickutz Photo Corners

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Wednesday 17 October 2018

A Quilted Card

My lovely niece and God-daughter is expecting her first child in December and I was recently selling some of my cards at a local market, when I saw this funky modern baby quilt at a neighbouring stand.  As is usually the case (and I don't think I'm alone in this)  I spent everything I had made (plus my considerable float) to buy it.

This card really was a labour of love - not just for my soon-to-be new great-nephew but also for the quilter and her gorgeous creation.  I went though all my stamps, selected patterns which represented the patterns on the quilt and embossed them with many different coloured embossing powders, ink colours and card stock until I was happy with the mix.  I then used the second smallest Spellbinders Postage Stamp Square die to create the swatches.  I also found a punch in my collection (which I had forgotten I had - sound familiar) to create some smaller swatches and superimposed them on the larger swatches.

The stitch lines around the swatches were made using a Paper Smooches die set.  I used another die from the same set to create a row of cross-stitches on the envelope.  I had plenty of swatches left over so will use one of them as an envelope seal.  

The border of the quilt is a grey polka dot, so I matted the panel on grey polka dotted paper and used the same paper for this Welcome sentiment from Lil' Inkers Designs.  As it was sitting astride swatches, I  layered up 3 grey card-stock die-cuts under it to give support and height.  

There are striped and spotted papers and patterns used in the card, so I thought I would enter it in the current Double D Challenge Stripes and Dots

I just noticed that the current challenge for Time Out is Colourful.  So I'm linking up there as well

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