Saturday, March 7, 2009

Quilted Surprise

Sorry for not posting in over a week. Time just seems to have gotten away from me again. I wish there were more hours in a day to do everything I want to do but there are not so I have to get my crafting time in when I can. I have had a lot of ideas for things to make in the meantime though and I am finally getting a chance to try them. This is one of my ideas that I was able to get done this afternoon.
This card even qualifies for 2 challenges that are going on this week too. The first one is on Melissa Phillips Blog. It is a recipe challenge. We are to create a card using the following ingredients:
1. A pocket of some sort
2. Buttons
3. Ribbon
4. Stripes
5. the color PINK
The second challenge this week is Mojo Monday Sketch 76
When the Quilters Samplers Set came out last summer I was super excited about it because I am a quilter too and I could not wait to get it. Once I got it though I had a hard time figuring out what to do with it manily because the squares were a lot smaller than I thought they would be so it sat uninked. While participating in the PTI Blog Hop last week I happened to come across this blog and while looking around I saw she had made some heart quilt squares that I fell in love with. They were the inspiration I needed to start using my Quilters Sampler Set and where I got the idea for the quilted heart on this card.
I started by stamping the log cabin quilt square from the Quilters Sampler set on Stampers Select White cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx Ink. After that I punched the squares out with a 3/4 square punch and assembled them on another piece of Stampers Select White Cardstock, then I colored them in to revel a heart in the pattern with Copic colors G20, YG93, V12, R85 and R83.
After that I matted the quilt on a piece of Lavender Moon Cardstock. The layer behind it is a piece of Vintage Cream Cardstock that was run through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss dots embossing folder then I matted it on a piece of Spring Moss Cardstock. The striped piece is from the Memory Box Sugar Collection which I sewed on to the final layer of Bazzill Petunia Cardstock with my sewing machine. When I was done with the base of the card I attached some dimensionals on the back of the heart quilt piece to create a pocket. Inside of the pocket is the surprise.
The middle piece is a bookmark which can be taken out and used in a book. I made the bookmark by cutting out a rectangle from a piece of Maple poster backed Wood Veneer that I embossed with the Cuttelbug Stripes Embossing folder. After that I added 6 more log cabin quilt squares and colored them in with the same Copic colors I used on the main quilt piece. Next I added some Plum Pudding Saddle Stitched ribbon and punched 2 holes in the top of the bookmark with my Cropadile then I threaded some more ribbon through the holes and tied it in a knot. Next I added a new Vintage Cream button Papertrey is now caring on the top of the knot with a glue dot. Finally I matted the bookmark with a piece of Bazzill Romance cardstock and trimmed around the edges with some scalloped scissors. The Mojo sketch calls for a saying to be added in the lower right corner but I decided I like the card without one that way it can used for any occasion. Finished card size is 51/2x51/2. That's it for now. I hope to be back soon with more things to share. Until then thanks for stopping by and have a great night.


Ramblin Rose said...

What a great card. You put a lot of thought and work into it and it shows. I'll try to send a picure of it to my mother. She's a quilter and will love it.

Rose Ann

Melissa said...

So much fun...and what lovely fresh, spring colors.
Love this.
Thanks for playing along.

Linda said...

Love your designer quilt card and bookmark. Very pretty colors, love the layout also.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday! :)

Beth said...

Oh Terri this is gorgeous and I love the surprise of the bookmark you come up with some of the coolest ideas also love the soft colrs on your quilting.