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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Blue and Yellow Quilted:Spring

Wow!!  It's been a month since I've updated my blog!! 
I've found it very difficult to get back into a regular routine 
after our west coast vacation. 
I have been crafting, but not posting to my blog ... 
so I have lots to share!!

Quilted:Spring stamps and dies are my new favourites!! 
They've been on my desk for several weeks now and 
I keep reaching for them for a variety of occasions! 
I've always liked blue and yellow together 
and used this combination to make a birthday card, 
 a small note card and a sympathy card.

Birthday Card
This card has several layers:
Stamper's Select White Card base
Stamper's Select White Front panel:  
 - cut with the Stitched Rectangles die;
 - sentiment (Keep It Simple: Birthdays)
 - impressed with Aida Cloth Impression Plate; 
 - stitched with blue embroidery floss.

Quilt Block die 
The quilt was cut 3 times to create a multi-coloured look:
     1. White card stock was stamped with Blueberry Sky and Lemon Tart
     2. Blueberry Sky inserts - impressed with Aida Cloth Impression Plate 
     3. Lemon Tart Patterned Paper - frame was applied to the block.

 Flower Accent:
 Quick Stitch: Sewing Staples Kit dies 
- Harvest Gold felt stitched with blue embroidery floss
 Bitty Button Stacks 
 - coloured felt circle with a blue copic marker; 
stitched with yellow embroidery floss

The sentiments
(Movers & Shakers, and Purls of Wisdom) and a 
floral stamp (Sewing Staples) were added to the inside of the card. 

Quilt Block Note Card
The circle portion of the quilt block was leftover from the birthday card, 
so I used it to create a portion of the design for this card:
The circle was stamped (Polka Dot Basics & Blueberry Sky ink), then 
glued to a 3" square Blueberry Sky panel. This was then impressed 
with the Linen Impression Plate before adding the patterned paper inserts.

 Flower Accent
Bitty Button Stacks die cuts - card stock & patterned paper
Sewing Staples die - Six leaves die cut from green card stock

A 3 1/2" square card base was stamped with Autumn Pattern Pieces and Blueberry Sky ink. I thought that the pattern was too strong and competed with the quilt block, so I cut a vellum square and attached it to the card front.
You can see the original stamped background on the strip to the right of the card and how it is softened by adding the vellum.
This technique was highlighted in Papertrey Ink's 
Make It Monday #210 by Lizzie Jones.

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately a friend recently lost her husband.  
She lives in Alberta, so I wanted to send her a card and 
note to let her know that I'm thinking of her family. 
 I had been making several of the quilt blocks for cards 
and thought this would work for a sympathy card.
I kept this fairly simple.
All of the quilt block images were stamped directly onto a 
white card base with Blueberry Sky and Harvest Gold inks. 
The sentiment (Botanical Silhouettes) was stamped with 
Blueberry Sky ink, then card front was impressed 
with the Canvas Impression Plate. The frame 
(Bo Bunny Double Dot)  was attached to the front.
The flower was created by cutting several Bitty Button Stacks  
from blue and yellow papers, layering and stitching them 
together before adding them to the center of the quilt block.
The sentiment and small quilt block image  
(Quilter`s Sampler) were added to the inside of the card.

Card Supplies (PTI unless noted) 
 Birthday Card
Stamps - Quilted: Spring, Keep It Simple: Birthday, Movers & Shakers, 
                Purls of Wisdom, Quick Stitch: Sewing Staples
Inks - Lemon Tart, Blueberry Sky, Harvest Gold
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky, Lemon Tart Patterned Paper
Dies - Quilted: Spring, Quick Stitch: Sewing Staples die collection, Stitched Rectangles.
          Aida Cloth Impression Plate, Bitty Button Stacks
Other - Harvest Gold felt, blue and gold embroidery floss; blue and yellow copic markers

Quilt Block Note Card
Stamps - Polka Dot Basics, Autumn Pattern Pieces
Inks -  Blueberry Sky
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky, Vellum; Bo Bunny:Soft Shades Double Dots.
Teresa Collins: everyday moments 6 x 6 designer card stock; green card stock
Dies - Linen Impression Plate, Quilted: Spring, Bitty Button Stacks 2,   
          Quick Stitch: Sewing Staples die (leaves); Nestabilities: Large Classic Squares; 

Sympathy Card

Stamps - Quilted: Spring, Botanical Silhouettes, Quilter`s Sampler
Inks - Harvest Gold, Blueberry Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky, Bo Bunny:Soft Shades Double Dots.
Dies - Quilted: Spring, Bitty Button Stacks; Canvas Impression Plate
Other - Harvest Gold, yellow embroidery floss; copic markers

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful cards!

uncbballfan said...

Karen, these are absolutely lovely!

Susan said...

Karen - LOVE all your quilt cards! Love the color combination, and love how you used Bitty Button Stacks with them!