Thursday, September 11, 2014

Quilt Inspired Feel Better Card

Good evening! It's getting late but once I got started I couldn't stop until my card was done. This Quilt Inspired Feel Better Card was made using the colors and photo inspiration from the Color Throwdown Challenge. I went with a literal interpretation from the quilt photo inspiration. The Stampin' Up! colors I used are:
  • Basic Gray
  • Lucky Limeade
  • Pool Party
  • Pacific Point
This was the first time I've used bleach on cardstock. Mainly because I don't buy bleach, but the non-chlorine version didn't fade my cardstock at all.  So, in the pursuit of creativity I made a late night trip to the grocery store. I would love it if you would let me know what you think of the bleached effect?

The focal design for this card was a technique I learned a couple of years ago. However, I haven't used it since and had to dissect my original to figure out how it was made. Here are the directions I followed: Cut two cardstock pieces 2 5/8" square (these will be your matting pieces), cut two patterned paper pieces 2 1/2" square, cut the patterned pieces into square quarters 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". Ink the edges of your pieces and apply adhesive to the backs. Arrange pieces as shown, making sure they will fit onto the backing cardstock squares. To finish the center I used a Martha Stewart punch and a Basic Gray glitter brad.

The Feel Better sentiment from the Sassy Salutations set was heat embossed. Then I added stitching on the border of my card for a little more quilt inspired detail. That's it! Thanks for stopping by.

My card is entered into the following challenges:


  1. Oh, what a neat design! LOVE that quilt-y look on your card, and it goes perfectly with the inspiration photo!

  2. This is a great quilt design card and would be perfect for either male or female -- the colors and design work well together.

  3. I love the bleached look as well as the pinwheel, will have to try it!

  4. The quilted look makes this a perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at CTD this week!

  5. Cool design Andrea! I really like the bleached areas. That late night run was worth it! The stitching adds the perfect finishing touch to the quilted look! Thanks so much for joining us at ODBD!

  6. What a cool quilt design!! I love the shape and your bleached areas!! The stitching is the perfect finishing touch!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  7. Oh, Andrea, what a clever design and wonderful colors! And I see your wonderful stitching for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Your card is beautiful! So glad you've joined us! Hugs!

  8. I have never done the bleach's fun!! Love th quilt pattern you created!! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  9. Neat card, I'm thinking I found a new way to use up some of my little papers now ;)
    Thanks for joining the 'stitching' challenge at Penny's -see you Wednesday for a new challenge :)

  10. Great card, thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you join us again soon!



  11. I love it! I would be too spooked to use bleach - I did try, ages ago, but man, bleach always finds things it shouldn't at my house. I can only imagine the carnage at my desk. I have totally done the store run for fluffy shaving cream though!!

    1. Bleach is definitely damaging so when I used it I stood over the kitchen sink. There is no way I would trust myself at my craft desk.


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