Saturday, January 3, 2009

a quilt block?

One last challenge for Gina's challenge a day. This one was to make a card that was not a typical A2 shape and size. I thought about it for awhile and ran all sorts of ideas through my head. I really wanted to do something more original than a circle or square card. I've made patterns for special shaped cards before - not too difficult - it usually just requires a bit of fiddling with the shape and size to fit an envelope.

Then I remembered that I had made a hexagon card in the past, and since I usually keep my templates, it was pretty easy from that point. And again my love for quilting came into play. A hexagon is the basis for Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. So with that in mind, I made sure to add some faux stitching . I kept the whole pretty simple, some layered circles, one stamped image and no sentiment. While some people feel a card is naked without a sentiment, I don't feel that way, and quite often I don't put any sentiment on the front of the card.

The image is stamped is pacific point, which I also sponged on the outer edge of the card. Cool caribbean was sponged around the image piece.

stamps: comfort & peace (Gina K)
ink: pacific point, cool caribbean
paper: white, basic black, cool caribbean, dp (unknown)
other: cuttlebug, circles nestabilities, rhinestones, foam tape, sponge

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4 comments:

Starla said...

Wow!! You have been a busy gal!! I like the hexagon shape....the orange butterfly just popped out at me (love the black that sets it off) and the dream card is just stnning! All the other cards are great too (like the ice cream cone) but the one's that I've listed REALLY struck me

cpeep said...

Hey, that's a great idea to use a flower frog to hold up your card!

Carol
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

Shirley said...

The card is just so elegant the way you used the shape, colors and the scallops too! I wish you would do the Follow Me on your side bar so I could follow you. :-)

StamperSharon said...

Love this quilted look, Melody -- what a great shaped card! I also prefer no sentiment most of the time, so I can use the card for anything!