Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quilted Midnight Madness

This card is my take on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for Week #13. When I saw this sketch, I just knew I had to work it into a quilting theme. My mom is an avid quilter, so I have set out to collect some quilting-themed stamps and make her a set of cards. This card uses Karen Lockhart's Quilt Block 2 stamp for the main image, which I colored with Copics and cut out using the Nestabilities Labels One die set. For the background and the sentiment, I used the Quilter's Sampler set from Papertrey Ink. I aligned all the little quilt squares by placing my acrylic block on a patterned grid and setting them out (luckily these stamps are clear.... I'm just not that savvy with my Stamp-a-ma-jig just yet LOL!). The cardstocks are Baja Breeze and Blue Bayou from Stampin'Up!, and white cardstock from PTI. I finished it off with some vintage buttons and Martha Stewart twine. Hopefully some day I will get my sewing machine in working order - this type of card just cries out for some stitching!!!

Thanks for looking!


Priscilla said...

Jean your cards each week are just exquisite!!!! I have no idea where to start with this card..everything about it is fantastic. I have never seen those quilt stamps..I love them. GREAT take on the sketch..can't wait to see what you will do with MMSC14 :)Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and be sure to stop back by on Wednesday for my tutorial :)
MMSC Hostess

Shar B said...

Love the quilting theme! What a great way to express hospitality! Love it!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Jean, what a neat card, so geometrical! Very quiltlike too, You are so creative! Thanks for using our sketch this week , see you at the next one, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Unknown said...

This is a really great card! I totally thought quilts too!!!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hi Jean! Thanks for sharing your blog with the Moxie Fab World!