I pieced the baby's arm with the flower print by drawing a line just under the wrist and cutting and attaching, then wanted to bring more of these yummy Basic Grey Two Scoops prints into my card to make a blanket background. This card uses 4 different papers from the pack. You can create this same design with squares if you don't have the Labels One dies, but if you do, why wouldn't you??I just love these dies!
Start by cutting out a label in the same size from two different prints.
Then divide them each in half, and half again to make 4 sections. It is easy to find the center of each side with this die cut since it has that "point"in the middle. Now you'll use two diagonal pieces from one and the opposite pair with the other (which will leave you with more more pieces to make another card!) These alternating coordinating prints just look so fabulous together! (Two contrasting bold colors would be really sharp on a different type of card, too, kind of a harlequin look, very regal) :)
Now I really liked these pink and green darker stripes going through the plaid paper and thought this would look good as a border underneath and between each of my pieces, no need to sew or faux stitch! TIP: See how I chose a place on the paper for my die before cutting so that they intersect in the middle with horizontal strip going though both points of the die on either side, same thing for the vertical? (When you look at the finished card you'll see each piece frames up the stripes perfectly, it really makes the card look more pulled together than if I had just die cut the shape out of any part of the paper, especially with a plaid or stripe, you want to make sure the lines are "square" with the die!!)
I made a couple snips from the scrap left over to either side following the curve and punched the bottom of it with Threading Water to make a nice border for the inside (see the last photo).
I attached my finished "quilt" to a larger white scalloped die cut and then attached it all to a So Saffron square base. (Which do you prefer, the top one on this post with the scallop on the outside, or this? hmmm) Instead of the greetings from my "Hand-in Hand" set, I pulled out my "Rectangle Greetings" because I thought it would be fun to use my scalloped punch and piece the rectangle border with more of that plaid paper. It's popped up on a dimensional (the ribbon is SU! Sage Shadow grosgrain)
For the inside I stamped a sentiment from Rectangle Greetings over the same hands image I had stamped in Versamark. The layering of these looks so soft and sweet, and this sentiment goes so well with the image, too!
It is COLD here (for here!) but this card makes me feel "snuggly". Thanks for stopping by today! oh, BTW, my BLOGAVERSARY is coming up! They will be prizes and other fun stuff, so get ready!! :)