Friday, November 21, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 74

Hey All!!

Sorry I missed out last week on the Blogger's Challenge...I was overwhelmed with stuff, I just could not get it in....even though it would not have been hard at all...it was a color challenge: chocolate chip, baja breeze, and whisper white. Could it have been anymore for me???? I just couldn't squeeze it in....

But this week is a theme challenge. It is the theme of "giving thanks." Well.....as promised, I will go into more depth in the mechanics for yesterday's card...as well as today's. Here it is:


I am telling you....this big shot/top note die is addicting!!! I can't stop!!!




Well, I didn't take step by step pictures....but I am sure you can follow along here. First, you can not be afraid to mark your dies with sharpie markers.






Here is my top note die. You can't really see in the picture, but I too a silver sharpie marker and a ruler to the die. I laid the ruler across it at the points. I then drew a line from the die out to the edge. I did this on both sets of points. If you aren't super anal about the "quilt block seams" being pretty close to the points...you could skip this.....me....too anal! And besides...the sharpie marks WILL NOT hurt your dies. This is not the first die that has met up with my silver sharpie, and probably will not be the last...lol!






OK...next, take a 4x5 piece of card stock, I used whisper white. You aren't going to see it anyway...so just use what you have lots of. I then drew in the center line, both vertically and horizontally. I measured both edges and made a mark...then connected those dots. I wanted the meeting in the center point to be exact....an exact 90 degree angle. (can you tell I had a math major in college???? lol!) So, anyway, do that to both the front and back of that 4x5 piece of card stock.

Next.....cut out 24 one inch blocks of designer series paper. Here I used autumn vine.

Next, adhere them one at a time, starting in the center and working outward....just like laying a tile floor. hehehe! I did mine in a random pattern....but you could very well do a definite pattern too.

So when the blocks are all in place, turn your "quilt top" over on the top note die and line up your lines on the quilt with the sharpie lines on the die. Next....cut it in your Big Shot. i {luv} my big shot!!!

You're done...your quilt top is finished!!! You could add faux stitches to it...sponge it...what ever your heart desires...I liked mine just as it was....

Now after all of that....did you happen to notice the card base??? What!??!??!?! You didn't even see it???? Well....I think it looks pretty cool too, if I could toot my own horn a little bit. It is sage shadow card stock. I first swiped the base with my sage shadow ink pad and then swiped over it with my whisper white craft ink pad. Kind of like faux wood...but this is more of a white washed look. I thought it was pretty, anyway. lol!


Now another thing...if you haven't bought any of the felt ribbon from the Holiday Mini catalog....it is from the alpine originals ribbon collection....you must get it! It is so.....I don't know how to describe it....it is not near as stiff as you might think...it is soft, very nice to tie with...anyway...I just love it!!! And I wanted you to see it up close. lol!






Oh yeah....my sentiment is from Holidays and Wishes. I inked it up with sage shadow ink then went over the word "HAPPY" with my chocolate chip stampin' write marker. I then punched it out with the new wide oval punch and then adhered it with stampin' dimensionals.

16 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty, love the quilting look of it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic card! I think we must have been on the same quilting wavelength. Love how you used your die to accent your paper quilt. Fabulous!

Connie said...

WONDERFUL card...I love the quilt look. I've been wanting to try one so thanks for the tutorial!

Robin Merriman said...

I love your card and the Chrismtas one in yesterday's post too! This look is too cool and thanks for the Sharpie tip. I used the White Gel pen and it is rubbing off!

Chrissy D said...

AWESOME!!! I love this design! Thanks for the tutorial too! Beautiful card! Happy Thanksgiving!

Ida P. Krause said...

Great use of the DP to create your quilted look. I did notice the bakcground (very cool) and I love that felt ribbon too. Wonderful card.

Patti Chesky said...

Quilting is so hot right now...and your card is stunning!!! Love how all the different patterns work together!! Beautiful!!

Kristen said...

great quilting look to your card. Very nicely done!

Kerry D-C said...

Loooooove it! Thanks for the tips on how to line it all up perfectly. Because I am fussy like you! It's a good thing! In fact, I noticed some of your "fussy cuts" in the blocks!

Sheryl said...

Too funny--we both did a quilt with the Top Note! Yours turned out beautifully!

Lisa Somerville said...

love the colors of your DSP for your Top Note quilt card.

Marcia P said...

Great card, love the 'quilt' look of it. Nice colour choice too!

:) Marcia

Lori said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing how you got the quilted look.

StampingSelene said...

I just love this faux quilt! :) New technique!! Terrific Job, great color choices, a wow!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the look of fall with this idea! Very nicely done with some great tips for our future success! Happy Thanksgiving!

Rachel Hope said...

Great card...love the quilting!

Does that die work with a CB or only the Big Shot??