Saturday, September 6, 2008

Friendship Quilt Card


Do you like Copic markers? If you wander around the Quilt-Friendshipblogosphere, you will see that many stampers use Copics to color  in their images. I sure love the look, but I simply can't afford to buy them. Then I came across this video on You Tube and found the Bic Mark-Its at Walmart for a great price. I've been trying my hand at blending, but don't have anything worthy of showing anyone except the trash can. One of the hints she gives in the video is that she heat embosses her images to keep the colors from bleeding into one another when you don't want them to. Super clever! I ordered Quilter's Sampler from Papertrey Ink just before I broke my ankle and am finally getting a chance to use it! I stamped each of the quilt squares in the set on white cardstock, heat embossed with clear powser, colored them, then punched them out with a 3/4 inch square punch-which is the perfect size for the quilt squares. Finally, I adhered them to a piece of white cardstock.

I love the colors that I chose, but didn't really think ahead about what color cardstock the colors would match. I decided on Bamboo. Then the white looked pretty stark, so I colored in the seam areas. I used my rectangle Nestabilities to cut and emboss. I decided to color the edge with one of the colors I used in the quilt. It ended up looking like a framed quilt to me. Not being sure what else to do to the card that would work, I just stamped the sentiment and called it good. While I think the card looks much better in person than in this photo, I like it well enough to share. It was fun to color in. Time-consuming, but fun!


Stuff I used:

Quilter's Sampler (Papertrey ink), Bamboo, Colonial White cardstock, Archival Black ink, Cocoa ink (CTMH), clear embossing powder, Rectangle Nestabilities, Bic Mark-Its.


Jackie said...

oh cool card

Kathi Carlson said...

Pretty!!! Nice colors/coloring. Be careful, however, it's addictive! So glad you're creating today! TFS.

stampmonkey said...

Your coloring looks really nice, Jeanne! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link...I've heard about them as an alternative to Copics but never seen them or how to use them. Pretty card you made. It does look like a frame around the quilt, which is something a lot of people do if they're trying to preserve a section of an old raggedy quilt. (PS That set and a few of the new Verve sets are still on my Wish List -- lucky you, you already get to play with them!) tfs

Barb W said...

Oh now you know I love the quilt cards! I think you did a fantastic job coloring the quilt. And the card itself turned out beautifully! You've been quite busy...good for you! ;D