One of my best friends is having a special birthday in a few weeks and she deserves a really special card! I've been collecting tail ends from cutting panels for some time now, with the idea of using them with this Woven Ribbon die (Frantic Stamper) so I put together some strips that I thought would complement each other.
Firstly I embossed - NOT cut - a piece of grey card with the quilt die so I had a base to attach the pieces to. I did trim the outside edge as you can see from the photo below! Then I started cutting the pieces needed for the quilt (starting with the longest since some of my strips were only short) and laying them on the embossed piece of grey in a pattern I was happy with.
I prefer to use the metric card sizes A6 - these are the sizes for which I can readily find envelopes in this part of the world. The ratio of this die (5"x3.75") doesn't really fit very well with an A6 card, so I ended up cutting the quilted panel down to fit in a frame that would fit on an A6 card base and I used stitched rectangles to create the frame (in keeping with the sewing theme)!
Once I had my card front assembled, I just had to work out the what to say on the front - I didn't want to hide too much of all the hard work I'd gone to but it needed something.
I cut her name from various snippets of paper I still had left over using this Memorybox Varsity Alphabet set because I love the stitching detail on it and because the letters are tall and thin so they would easily fit on the card front and on the thin strips of scrap DP I had!
I have a lovely stamp that says "You're sew special" but I used it on her 40th, so I computer-generated this sentiment "You're still sew special" for this card and cut it with a postage stamp square (Spellbinders) which I think makes it look like a fabric swatch. I stacked it up 3 times and mounted it on dimensional tape.
Here's a closeup! It was a lot of effort, but I love how it turned out!
Apart from my friend Jo, I made this card for Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #445 - where we are aked to "Show your snippets". It's a special challenge this fortnight because it's Di's 11th blogoversary!
I'd also like to enter NBUS Challenge#46 - I finally used this die which I bought in April 2019! 🙈
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