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'
Stamp: Inkadinkado 'Harvest Inchie Bundle'
Misc: Inkssentials white opaque pen, Scotch ATG and Quick-Drying Tacky Glue. foam tape
'Til next time...