Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quilts anyone?

Since my mom loves to quilt, I decided to make her some notecards with a quilting theme.  For the majority of the cards, I double stamped the image, once on a plainer paper and once on patterned paper.  I "fancy cut" the quilt out of the patterned paper and layered it on top of the trunk image that I stamped and cut out.  For this first one, I used marbles and reinkers to make my own background.  This is a fun technique and turns out differently every time.

On this one, I used a Cuttlebug folder for my base and then used my blending tool and Distress inks to bring out the design of the background.  I also pop dotted the trunk for a more 3-D look. (You can always click on any image if you want to see a larger version.)

 Here I used my paper crimper and Distress inks on a thin sheet of cream colored paper.  I also added eyelets and varied the colors of my trunk and quilt.

For this one, I pop dotted the trunk from the Cuttlebugged solid paper and used the same patterned paper for the background as I did for the quilt. I used a walnut ink spritzer to make the paper for the trunk.

There was a lot of cutting for this project, but it was fun to do.  I made quite a few other variations as well, but I think you get the idea.

1 comment:

Karen McAlpine said...

What a lovely gift. I am sure your mom will love these note cards. That is a really nice image too. Thanks for joing us at The Stamping Vacation Challenge blog.