To make this card I trimmed a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than my card, then punched a bunch of scrap patterned paper pieces with my square paper punch. I adhered the squares to the cardstock panel, turned the panel over, and then trimmed off the overhanging squares with scissors. Because I don't sew I drew stitching lines with my black pen, but you could also use rub-ons or stamps if you don't sew either. Real stitching would look super cute, but alas that is one skill I don't possess. Next, I stamped the dress form (from the Sew Lovely clear set by Lawn Fawn) on a white cardstock panel, trimmed it, paper pieced it with pink gingham and popsicle pink paper (by A Muse), colored it with my trusty Copics, outlined the panel with faux stitching, and adhered it with pop dots. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (from the Sew Artsy clear set by Hero Arts). I have to tell you I really love how this card turned out, especially since I've never made a quilted card before. I love that it used up a ton of my scraps, that it used so many colors and patterns together, and that it just looks so cute! It seems that almost every time I try something new I like how it turns out. What does that tell me? Branch out and go out of my comfort zone more often...try new techniques and styles way more often. I encourage you to do the same. You too may be surprised and love the results! Happy crafting!
|Not Your Sqaure Granny Squares|
all paper, ink: A Muse Artstamps
image: Lawn Fawn
sentiment: Hero Arts
markers, black multi liner pen: Copic
punch: Marvy Uchida