How is everyone doing after the Christmas festivities? Anyone else eat too much and had shrinking powdered for the washing machine instead of washing powder?? (She asks as she’s munching on chocolate truffles whilst typing… )
We have had the worst Christmas weather ever here: gale force winds, sideways rain and freezing temperatures but no snow whatsoever. The wind was so strong the whole house rattled several times over the four days the storm raged, which made us want to stay in bed under the duvet all day. Even the dogs were refusing to go outside and that’s saying something seeing as they usually love being outside…!
The whole ‘wanting to stay in bed under the duvet’ attitude was actually the inspiration behind today’s card so let’s get to it, shall we?
Using the Elongated Dotted Hexagon dies I decided to create a ‘quilt’ by piecing different coloured pieces together. As I was in a bit of a lovey-dovey mood when I made this, I went for pinks. One block colour and one gingham patterned paper was used for this and I cut out all three pieces (I try to keep my dies together unless I really have to take them apart) twice in each colour. Then it was a simple matter of taping them together in a pattern using alternating coloured pieces to create the quilted look.
For the card base I used a light pink colour card stock which I cut out in an A2/5.5″x4.25″ size. Then I puzzled the pieces together to cover the card base and there was some cutting and glueing done to make sure the corners were also covered. You will only need 4 pieces to cover the whole card, with leftovers too. To be honest, you might be able to get away with just three but I have not tried that yet. If you try it, leave me a comment here and let me know how you got on!
Once the ‘quilt’ was created, I needed a sentiment and I wanted one that said something like ‘let’s stay in and cuddle’ or along those lines. I didn’t have one BUT using a bit of masking and stamping, I created my own sentiment that works perfectly! The sentiments are all from And the Fox says and it was a simple matter of using a bit of masking tape to cover up the bits I didn’t want to go on the banner (which is from Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames) The banner itself was adhered to the card using foam tape to raise it up from the background a little bit.
I think this sort of card would work really well for a new baby card too, just use blue for a boy and light pink for a girl. With a sentiment like ‘welcome to the world/family’ it will be a really sweet card.
Well, that’s it for me for this year. See you all in 2017 for lots of new fun stuff, exciting news and announcements!!
Happy New Year and happy crafting everyone!