Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Another rainy day has given me a bit of time to make a card for another family birthday coming up this month. I've made it for the Make-it-Monday challenge over at Nicole Heady's PTI blog - 'creating backgrounds from paper scraps'.
When I first started papercrafting I collected a fair amount of "designer paper" but I've never really liked it on cards. I prefer to stamp my backgrounds. But recently I was inspired by Kelly's lovely patchwork bee card and I do love stitching patchwork .... so here is my paper patchwork background. Kelly hadn't been able to find a hexagon die but I found this one from Joy Crafts - the smallest die is a perfect size for cards. Strangely I couldn't find the dies on the Joy Crafts website - but it was available on ebay.
I left the card fairly simple as the background is so busy, and just added a birthday topper created with the Limitless Ovals dies and a sentiment from Damask Designs - both PTI. When I laid the card out I filled the front with patches but once I'd got most of them stuck down I rather liked the effect of leaving my patchwork quilt unfinished!
Supplies: Patterned paper from Stampin' Up