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Friday, October 7, 2011

Hanging Up Birthday Wishes

I made two cards for the September Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, but just included one in this post.  I guess the inspiration photo really got me thinking about a variety of images that could be used for the colour and design challenge. I had seen the Hanging Up set used with the small images from the Quilters' Sampler stamp set and wanted to give it a try.  Here's a bright and breezy card I made for an October birthday. 

I cut the large and small cloud dies to create masks on the upper part of the card and then sponged some of the turquoise ink around the stamped images and the 'sky'. The smaller die was cut 4 times from white card stock and then  all glued together to make a thicker dimensional cloud. Before attaching  it to the card front, I stamped it with turquoise ink with the matching stamp from Up, Up & Away. (I stamped off some of the ink on scratch paper, so that it is a very subtle colour). The Happy Birthday sentiment, from Butterfly Dreams, was stamped onto the large cloud.  I stamped the grass image several times to create the look of several layers.

The 3 log cabin quilt blocks were coloured with copic markers, punched out with a square punch and then added to the clothesline. The little clothespins are so adorable!! .... But they are sooo tiny to hand cut - I had to stamp a few extra, as I kept losing them!!

The inside of the card uses a sentiment from Quilters' Sampler and another quilt block. The faux stitching outlined with a blue marker, finishes the outer edge of the sentiment panel.

Card Details:
Stamps:  PTI  Hanging Up;  Quilters' Sampler; Up, Up & Away; Butterfly Dreams
Inks:  Close to My Heart: Clover Meadow, Outdoor Denim; Memento Tuxedo Black; studio g Turquoise
Papers: PTI Stamper's Select White; Canson Indigo Blue
Dies:  PTI Cloud Dies
Other Supplies:  copic markers (R24-R27; Y11-Y02; BG11-BG13); 3/4" square punch; Outdoor Denim marker


euna said...

Oh such a cute card! Love how you did the sky! Totally awesome. Quilter's Sampler looks really great with the Hanging Up :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Cute card. Your inside is just darling. The way you stamped the grass created a very lush image. those little quilting squarea are adorable on the clothes line. Nice job woth the clouds.

Jen Adcock said...

Talk about a match made in heaven. This is fantastic! You are such an inspiring crafter. I don't have the Quilters nor Hanging Out, but they have just jumped on to my wishlist thanks to you. I love how finished your cards always are. You pay attention to every detail which is so wonderful and equally inspiring. Brava!

Mad for Paper said...

Love it! how clever of you to combine these two sets.

Anne B said...

What a perfect card for a quilter. Love your idea to hang a variety of things on the line and your colouring is gorgeous :)