Sunday, September 20, 2009

NO CUT Holiday Quilt Tutorial

Today I'm sharing the easiest possible way to quilt this mosaic! Stamp the "Inspiration Mosaic" grid over a light patterned paper, this is from Basic Grey Wassail. Then choose two or three colors from the pattern, here I chose tan and green Copics, and colored in some of my boxes, I love how the delicate pattern shows through, now you have tan and green swatches of a matching print! Card base is a Cranberry to match the patterned paper. I added some 5/8" chocolate grosgrain and frayed the ends after cutting to match the scarf on this popped up "Warm & Cozy Christmas" kid.

TIP: The snowflake is a white paper flower, I folded it into quarters like we did in school, snipped out some little squares and triangles, then unfolded it and added a button to the middle to give it a homespun feel. Last I stamped the little circle from my set into the corners and added a drop of Crystal Lacquer on top of each to look like brads.


Hope you enjoyed this holiday card and Mosaic Monday! :)

12 comments:

Giovana said...

Beautiful Melanie.
God bless
Giovana

Jennie said...

Love it! So easy and no fuss :o) Love the frayed ribbon and your own hand made snowflake. Lovin' Mosaic Monday!!

Susan White said...

Mel, Your a genius!!!! I'm making some of these tomorrow as the start to my Christmas card making. This year I plan on making 200 cards, and this will really halp

Anita said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the great tips.

Joan B said...

Beautiful and clever. Good thinking!

Lisa T said...

Wow, terrific idea! Great card. :)

cards4u said...

How clever!!

Theresa said...

Love this simple technique...so clever with the mock brads...so many great tips. Thanks for sharing. Theresa P.

Donna said...

Very cute card! Looks really wintry and I'm not sure I'm ready for that just yet! I love all the things you do with the Mosaic. Can't wait to see all the new things coming on October 1st!

scgustaf said...

This is such a creative idea to make coordinating 'fabrics' using this mosiac! Being from a climate where we have snow 6-7 months of the year, I must comment that snowflakes ALWAYS have 6 points, never more or less. It's more trouble to fold that paper into thirds, but produces the genuine thing!

Anonymous said...

OMG! This is SUCH a KEWL idea for one of my very favorite stamps sets! THANX!

Donna said...

cool paper snowflake-you're so clever