Thursday, October 24, 2013

Warm Wishes

Hi everyone!  Today, at the Card A Day Blog, we are featuring cards for Thanksgiving.  I've been wanting to make a card using a quilt design, so that's what I have for you.  I do have quite a collection of quilting books, but I just searched for a design online. The pieced design is a very common and well-loved star pattern.  My card doesn't have quite the contrast that I would put in an actual quilt, but I'm fairly pleased with the way it turned out.

I used a 4" base of scrap on which to do my piecing.  The pieces are 1" squares, except for the center square, which is 1 3/8".  I used various scraps for my piecing, including a scrap of glitter paper to add just a little sparkle to the quilt.  I inked the edges of all the pieces before assembling.  The centerpiece is a 1" dimensional sticker which says "Happy Thanksgiving."

When it came to mounting the quilted piece, I decided on the rich yellow to set it off.  Before affixing to the card base I added the vertical strip for some extra interest.  Then I finished it off with some white 'stitching'.  Gotta have stichin' on a quilt, ya know!

I found a nice patterned piece to brighten up the inside of the card, much like fabric one would use for a quilt back.  I added some of the 'quilt' squares, and stamped a sentiment.  Here's a closer look:

That's it for my Thanksgiving quilt.  This card was really fairly easy to pull together.  I used four papers (because of the size of the scraps I was using), but you could use as few as two colors for the block design.  So, what are you waiting for?  Do a search for quilt block designs, pick one out, and make a pretty quilt-style card for your next occasion!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Here are some details:

     Papers:  K and Company, Stampin' Up, DCWV
     Inks:  Memento 'Desert Sand' and 'Potter's Clay'
     Sticker:  Recollections
     Stamp:  Inkadinkado 'Harvest Inchie Bundle'
     Misc:  Inkssentials white opaque pen, Scotch ATG and Quick-Drying Tacky Glue. foam tape

'Til next time...

Big HUGS!!

1 comment:

  1. Love love love that quilt block! Beauty of a card and so different


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