Monday, June 13, 2011

Paisley Quilt and Agapanthus in View

Here's my second card for today.  Another Challenge - Try a New Technique - Patchwork ... I had a lot of fun making this one too!! (see below for second card challenge from today!).
No stamping with this.  I just used a classic quilt design and some of my Paisley Prints DSP (and a little Urban Garden -- retired -- DSP).
"Paisley Quilt"
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Paisley Prints DSP, Urban Garden DSP (retired)
Accessories & Tools:  white gel pen, glue and adhesives
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I cut out a 5" square from the background green printed paper.  I cut out four squares from both the Paisley DSP and the Urban Garden DSP and cut them in half diagonally.  I dry fit the pieces and then glued them down.  I mounted the whole panel onto the card base and added stitching with the white gel pen.  Easy!
Today's CAS (Clean & Simple) challenge is a really great sketch.  I had a lot of fun making this card ...  Hope you like.
"Agapanthus in View"

Stamps:  Agapanthus Long (Stampendous); Punch Bunch (SU!)
Paper:  Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponges, 1 1/4" circle punch, scalloped circle punch, adhesives and dimensionals
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I cut my Whisper White into a 3 3/4" square.  I colored my stamp with Stampin' Write markers and stamped it twice on the square.  I then cleaned off my stamp and re-inked just the flower heads, stamped them off on scrap paper twice before adding them to the background.

I randomly sponged Sahara Sand covering most of the square, but leaving small bits of white showing through.  I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  I then cut the image into nine equal squares and mounted it on a background of Elegant Eggplant cardstock (with sponged edges of the same color ink).

For the sentiment I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up one of the flowers beside the words, making sure it fit inside the 1 1/4" circle.  I punched it out and then sponged with Sahara Sand and inked the edges with Soft Suede.  I punched out a scalloped circle from Elegant Eggplant cardstock and sponged the edges with the same color ink and mounted the circle sentiment inside.

I sponged the edges of the card base of Soft Suede with the same color ink and then mounted the image.  I popped up the sentiment with dimensionals for added depth.

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