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Friday, June 22, 2012

Anniversary Wishes - Hearts & Patches

My crafting mojo has been on a little vacation, but I'm back with a project that I finally finished this week. After viewing this video from Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #70: Puffed Fabric Accents  (June 11, 2012)I decided to make an anniversary card - a number of family members have summer anniversaries, so I thought this would be a good start.

My colour scheme was determined by the fabric that I chose for the puffy heart - red, white and light blue. Originally I was going to use a Confetti White card base and add the details on top of that. However, I had some difficulty using the Canvas Impression Plate, so I ended up cutting the impressed card stock and attaching it to the Pure Poppy card base.

Some of the other details include:
* The sentiment (Love Lives Here) was stamped with Pure Poppy.
* A Heart Print Die was used to cut an opening in a 2.25" circle  (Limitless Layers Circles) This circle was stamped with a leaf image from Just for You, using Bashful Blue ink. (Stampin'Up)
* Two pieces of white felt were cut slightly smaller than the heart and mounted under the checkered fabric scrap. This created the 'puffy' heart. A blue felt 'button' was cut from Button Up Die #2. A red heart brad was attached in the center.

* The focal image was attached to a Spring Rain Limitless Layers scalloped circle. Faux stitching was hand drawn around these edges using a blue marker.
* Nestabilities Label #11 was die cut and then stamped with Background Basics: Gingham using Pure Poppy ink. The edges were machine sewn.
* The main focal image was mounted onto the gingham background.

* The Hearts Border Die was used to cut two borders: 
1. Pure Poppy border was cut in half (upper and lower) and positioned  onto the gingham panel so that a mat was created for the blue hearts.
2. Spring Rain - border was embossed with SU Square Lattice Textured folder.

I had fun creating the inside of the card too! 
* Confetti White card stock was used
* Edges were stitched with red thread 

* A strip of square patches was added to the bottom of the card. This was created by stamping the gingham pattern (Pure Poppy) and the leaf design (Bashful Blue) on scraps of card stock and then using a 5/8" punch. Each square was edged with ink before being glued and then sewn into place. 

 * The sentiment (Quilter's Sampler & Mat Stack 3 Collection) was selectively stamped with both ink colours to tie in with the colour scheme.

Card Details  (PTI, unless noted) 
Stamps - Love Lives Here, Background Basics: Gingham, Just for You, Quilter's Sampler, 
Mat Stack 3 Stamp Collection
Inks - Pure Poppy;  SU: Bashful Blue
Paper - Spring Rain, Pure Poppy;  SU: Confetti White
Dies - Limitless Layers 2.25" Circles, Heart Prints, Hearts Border Die, Button Up Die #2; Nestabilities Label #11 
Other Supplies -   Canvas Impression Plate;  SU: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Zig Blue Jay marker; red heart brad; EK Success 5/8" square punch, corner rounder;  From my Sewing Room - Sewing machine, red thread; blue & white felt;  fabric scrap;

Thanks for visiting today!
Karen C.


IamDerby said...

Hi Karen! This is awesome. I love the color scheme and the beautiful puffy accent.

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome card. I have also finished some cards past the deadline; but hey it's the card that really matters.
Love your color scheme.
The inside sentiment is perfect with the quilt border on the bottom. Love how you finish off all your inside.

Joyce said...

Beautiful card, inside and out. Well, you may have missed the deadline, but your card is so wonderful, and it is probably still in time for the occasion, so all is good. I have missed many a deadline--it's all good fun, right?

Cassie_lu said...

great take on the tutorial. The details are amazing.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Karen! I love the outside as well as the inside design!