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