Saturday, January 11, 2014

QUILT TWO

I know I just showed you a "quilt" card a few days ago. And, even though the weather is much warmer than it had been when I wrote that post -- and we desperately needed the warmth of a <paper> quilt -- I have another intriguing paper quilt card I'd like to share with you.

This quilt is created with 1/4" wide strips of contrasting Designer Series Papers.


When I had this card as one of the projects to be created at a Stamp-In workshop, I drew out the following diagram to aid in the placement of the strips. (I apologize for the brown spots on the drawing; they are obviously chocolate.) 


Obviously the longest pink line was my first strip. That divided the long edges into two unequal portions. The add the green strip, coming off the pink strip perpendicularly. Repeat with the blue strip on the opposite side of the pink strip. That is your basis, and you are ready to proceed. 

In my drawing, I ran alternating colors of strips parallel to the original pink strip and perpendicular to the blue strip. Continue alternating the colors until you have that complete area covered. You will need to trim the strips as they overhang the edges of the base cardstock. 

Once that first section is finished, move on to running strips parallel to the blue strip, and perpendicular to the pink strip until you fill up that quadrant. Do you understand what I'm saying?

Here is a close-up of my card. Let's discuss how I did this.

My first strip on the blank cardstock was the green polka dot one that runs from the left side of the top long edge to the right side of the bottom long edge. See it? (Part of it runs under the sentiment.)

My next base strip was the striped one that runs from the green strip to the lower left edge of the left short side. My other dividing strip is the blue one that comes off the green strip to the right and ending close to the top of the right short side. 

If you compare the close-up and the drawing, hopefully you will understand how the strips are laid down. I think that once you get going, you will see what you will need to do naturally.

Here is a close-up of my card. Let's discuss how I did this.


My first strip on the blank cardstock was the green polka dot one that runs from the left side of the top long edge to the right side of the bottom long edge. See it? (Part of it runs under the sentiment.)

My next base strip was the striped one that runs from the green strip to the lower left edge of the left short side. My other dividing strip is the blue one that comes off the green strip to the right and ending close to the top of the right short side. 

If you compare the close-up and the drawing, hopefully you will understand how the strips are laid down. I think that once you get going, you will see what you will need to do naturally.

I added matching strips to the bottom of the envelope. You can see this in the first photo.

To continue with the snuggly feeling of a quilt, to the card, I added a bow created from some of the retired Stampin' Up! sweater trim, and I dug out an appropriately "warm" sentiment. The sentiment is embossed with Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder. 

Now, don't you feel warm and cozy already?

Snuggly
Smiles.

7 comments:

  1. That is a cute card. I love the chocolate spots!!

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  2. visiting from ladybug blessings, your post took my eye as I am into quilting. What a fantastic card

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  3. how beautiful lots of hard work
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  4. The Quilt card is such a lovely idea, really like the colours you used!

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  5. Cute card and such each directions to follow!! Thanks for linking to Family Fun Friday.

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  6. What a beautiful card! And you explained how to make it so well. And at first glance, I really thought it was a quilt!
    Featured you this week on Project Inspire{d}. Thanks for linking up and hope you'll join in again this week! http://www.sillypearl.com/2014/01/project-inspired-link-party-paper.html

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  7. I think you should include a bite of chocolate with that card!! LOVE the chocolate tracks on your pattern! It would fit right into my collection of trails of crumbs and evidence!Thank you so much for joining my party!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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