Wednesday, April 23, 2008

floral quilt

You probably realize from my screen name that I love quilts. I love making them. I love using them. It feels so good to wrap up in a warm quilt on a cold winter night. Today's challenge for the backgrounder blitz over at Cornish Heritage Farms was to use two or more backgrounders. I think you can see where I'm going with this. I just had to make a quilt or at least some semblance of one.

I used three backgrounders and pieced them together with faux stitching to resemble fabric sewn together. I stamped victorian sunflower in purely pomegranate ink on groovy guava card stock, climbing floral in elegant eggplant ink on apricot appeal, and victorian pattern in white craft ink on purely pomegranate. I used black cross stitches on the seams and a white running stitch around the edge.

For the focal image, I used modern lily, colored with markers and huffed. I stamped it twice and then die cut a circle with my cuttlebug and circle nestabilities. A scalloped black circle was used for a mat. More stitching and doodling on there.

I stamped the sentiment in black on vanilla, cut it an inch wide and put one end in my key tag punch and cut the other end straight. I matted it on black and trimmed the rounded end with a scissor. Of course I needed more faux stitching on that piece.

I tied the dotted ribbon around the card front and attached the focal image with dimensional tape.

stamps: Victorian Sunflower Backgrounder, Victorian Pattern Backgrounder, Climbing Floral Backgrounder, Modern Lily, sentiment (CHF)
ink: basic black, purely pomegranate, elegant eggplant, rose red, always artichoke, white craft (SU)
paper: basic black, purely pomegranate, apricot appeal, groovy guava, very vanilla (SU)
other: white gel pen, circle nestabilities, cuttlebug, key tag punch, ribbon (Michael's), dimensional tape

I'm so glad you stopped by. I hope you're having a wonderful week.


Jen said...

This is just stunning. I love the colors you used to put this all together.

Amy said...

Oh, I love this card!!!!