Monday, July 9, 2012

A Fun Spin on Quilt Cards

The challenge over at the Dynamic Duos #10 is to use the colors of Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive. I haven't done many color challenges for a while because I always seem to struggle with them the most, but a 2-color combination doesn't intimidate me quite so much. I've been playing along with these DD challenges and having fun experimenting with colors again.
I was inspired by a card I saw recently on Pinterest and this is the result. The picture I re-pinned didn't have a link where I can give credit, but you can find it here on one of my Pinterest boards. I thought a paper quilt would be fun to put together, so I made a few "quilt squares" for a focal point. I punched 1-1/4" squares of old olive and embossed them with the square lattice ef. I punched 1-3/4"circles from SU!'s cottage wall dsp and centered each square into the circles, and folded the edges up. I'm not a quilter so I don't know the name for this pattern, but maybe some of you quilters out there can help me out if it looks familiar! I used a SU! sentiment stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and added a big brad to the center to finish this CAS thank-you card.

I had a few more squares that I assembled for the first card, so I made another another one, adding another color to the mix. For this one, I added some buttons to the centers, and another piece of dsp from the SU! Cottage Wall collection, finishing the edges with a MS doily border punch and a piece of Razzleberry polka dot ribbon. The sentiment is by SNSS and was done in Razzleberry ink.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful, color-inspired Monday!

Carol

11 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Wow, Carol, Maybe you should become a quilter! These two card are just lovely and have a soothing appeal to them. I don't know which I like better so I'm going to say they are equally beautiful. Great job folding here. It looks to have been a very tedious part of this card. I'm not crafting today at all. I'm having a lazy day. It's very cloudy and cool here in Oakland, so I'm going to veg for the day. Not a lot of pep. Enjoy your day.

jimlynn said...

I gotta try this!! SO PRETTY!
Lynn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a great inspiration for your 2 lovely cards. Can I just crawl inside of your brain for a little while? I see these things, and I just can't seem to execute! You know I am a big fan, and very happy you found another fun challenge site!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my goodness, these are the COOLEST looking folds...love love LOVE them!! Might have to try one of these myself. :)

Lisa said...

Wow these are so fun! I saw something like this at a stamping convention this spring. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

JD said...

Very pretty, Carol...

Susan Joyce said...

Nice design idea, love the different ways you put the squares together. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

Shannon White said...

Wow these Are Super Miss Carol! 8-) Gotta try this for sure! would make really pretty cards sets to gift! 8-) Thanks for the inspiration my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Allisa said...

Love the quilt squares, they add so much interest to your card! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Benzi said...

Carol, what an interesting technique and it makes such beautiful cards. Love the raspberry and green, too. Beautiful creations!!

Emily said...

Love the Cathedral Window look. I'll definitely be trying this out...I'm sure it's much easier with paper than fabric!