Sunday, February 24, 2013

More February Stamp of the Month

I was inspired by Melinda Everitt's blog post on the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop (see my January 31, 2013 blog post to see what 60 other Close To My Heart consultants have done with the Stamp of the Month or click HERE).

Melinda did a quilt-y card.  I liked it a lot, and thought it went great with the country feel of some of the sentiments in the set.  After I saw her card, I googled "simple quilt patterns" and saw one like this, which I totally copied for my card:

The quilt pattern looks complicated, but it's really quite easy.  My finished card is 6x6.  The square in the middle is 3x3.  I used 8 qty of the yellowish squares (1 1/2" x 1 1/2") and 4 qty of the brownish squares (1 1/2" x 1 1/2").  4 of each colored squares get cut into triangles.  All from the Clementine paper pack.

To create the center sentiment I stamped on a 3x3 piece of vellum with Chocolate ink, coated it with Detail Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. (to set the ink and teach you a cool technique!)

Then I attached the vellum to a 3x3 piece of Twilight card stock using bronze mini brads.  (The inside orange piece underneath is 2 1/8" x 2 1/8".)

After I put the card together, I sponged the edges with Chocolate ink.  I think it looks very authentic quilt-y.  (pretty good for me, who cannot sew!)

This week, my friend and customer, Aurora, taught me how to make a 6x6 envelope with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board.  So I learned something today, too!  Yay!!

Supplies Used:
Clementine Paper Pack
Home Sweet Home (February Stamp of the Month)
Card Stock: Twilight
Chocolate Stamp Pad
Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Bronze Mini-Brads
Piercing Tool

Stamp Happy!