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Monday, May 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink May 2015 Blog Hop

It's time again for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. 
When I first saw this inspiration photo I kept wondering 
how to translate square coloured blocks into a card.

I kept coming back to the idea of a rainbow quilt - 
blocks of colourful squares assembled into a "paper quilt"!
I stamped one of the quilt blocks from Quilter's Sampler 
onto Stamper's Select White card stock with 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I hand cut each one 
so that I could remove some of the stitching lines 
and then glued them onto graph paper. 
This allowed me to keep everything aligned.

Using a variety of copic markers, I coloured 
30 squares in a rainbow colour scheme. 
The finished quilt was mounted onto another piece 
of white card stock to create a border. 
This was mounted onto a 4" x 4 3/4" Soft Stone card base.

After all of the work involved in making the quilt, 
I didn't want to cover it up, so I stamped the main 
sentiment (Purls of Wisdom) onto a vellum banner 
using Versamark, then embossing with black EP. 
A yellow star button from my stash was accented 
with black embroidery floss and then added 
to the banner over one of the yellow quilt blocks.

Supplies (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Quilter's Sampler, Purls of Wisdom
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Papers - Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Vellum, graph paper
Dies - Double-ended Banner die
Other - Yellow Star button; Black embroidery floss; Canvas Impression Plate; 
copic markers; Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the Blog Hop.
Karen C.


Darnell J Knauss said...

Spectacular design, Karen, and a beautiful job of coloring!! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

Diana K said...

Beautiful, Karen! You did an incredible job with this card.

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...I am SO impressed with all the work you put into this colorful rainbow quilt! I can totally understand why you didn't want to cover any of it up...it's just too pretty, so the vellum banner was the perfect addition! Lovely, lovely card! :0)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is fun! I am often inspired by quilt design, too! Love the use of the vellum!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, wow, this is fabulous, Karen! I love your finished quilt!

Martha said...

Karen, this is simply beautiful!

Ohhh Snap said...

This is stunning!

Jacquie Southas said...

What a beautiful rainbow quilt!

artful-notions said...

Karen, this gorgeous creation knocked my socks off! Beautiful work!

victoria h said...

super pretty