Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Papertrey Tuesday

Well, I guess I've been in a quilt mood lately! Must be all that pesky white stuff lying outside of my window. This beautiful quilt card was a real joy to create.

I started out by pulling out my Quilter's Sampler and Quilter's Sampler Additions. I stamped them on nine Dark Cream Inchie Squares, then colored them in with colored pencils and inked all the edges with Spring Rain ink To create the background, I cut squares of paper from the new patterned paper collection Pretty Pastels (and it is SO pretty!). I adhered them to Spring Rain cardstock using my Glue Glider repositionable adhesive cartridge. Why a repositionable? Good question! I knew that I wanted to stitch this to contribute to the quilted look, but I DESPISE, LOATHE, HATE gunking up my sewing machine with adhesive. (I feel strongly about this, in case you didn't pick up on it...) :) By using just a smidgen of repositionable in the center of the squares, I can avoid stitching over it, while still be able to achieve a nicely-pieced quilted look. The pieces stay in place as I stitch and I don't get adhesive in my sewing machine.

Once the paper quilt was finished, I adhered it to a 5" square Vintage Cream card base, and inked those edges. The final step is to adhere the stamped Inchie Squares. I love the depth this gives it!

Well, it seems like just about everyone is seeing the pesky white stuff this winter. I saw an article the other day where every state but Hawaii has had snow in the last week or so - that's mind-boggling for me! I found it really interesting and made me feel not so snowed in. Now I'm off to get under my fave blanket (from a dear friend) and enjoy another cup of coffee.

Have a great day. Be well.


Heidi said...

"but I DESPISE, LOATHE, HATE gunking up my sewing machine with adhesive" Me too! That's why I don't sew on cards so thanks for the tip!! This is a beautiful card too by the way! I love the colors and a quilt card is just the thing for days like this (it's snowing still).

Mary said...

Love your work. TFS