This week's Pals Paper Arts Inspiration Challenge (PPA102) is about summer. My mind tracked to thoughts of a summer picnic for today's card. However, any summer theme will do. Play along! Get challenge details and see the PPA Design Team's card samples!
I finally pulled up my "big girl pants" and tried a simple version of Ellen Smallwood's quilting technique. Click here to see Ellen's samples and tips that you raved about in my previous post. Ellen's Dresden Pattern Details.
Here's a "before" of my flower:
Voil?! Here's an "after." I used the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and the Stampin' Up! Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add the delicious texture.
- I used the red and white check pattern from Stampin' Up!Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper (new in the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog). It reminds me of a cotton tablecloth when embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
- I took the easy route of punching out petals using the Blossom Petals Builder Punch rather than Ellen's dresden pattern. The punch idea was offered by Julie Talford in the original "quilting with paper" post. Thanks for making it easier for me, Julie.
- The Daffodil Delight Medallion on the flower center began as a 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch. Check out this tutorial to learn how to make this quick conversion.
- The sentiment is from a new rubber stamp set called Friendly Phrases. To keep the feel of the card cohesive but have a boost of personality, the "O" in "WOW" was transformed into a flower, too.
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Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases (W126149, C126151)
Paper: Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper (122355), Daffodil Delight (119683), Basic Gray (121044), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools: 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Blossom Petals Builder Punch (121808), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Owl Builder Punch (Small Flower Center, 118074), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)