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
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.
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