Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Quilted Spice Cake

Happy Tuesday Stampers!

I know what you are thinking - where has she been and why hasn't she posted in 5 days?!! I know, I know. I can hardly believe it myself. Life has just been nutty lately! Yes, even more than usual. I told Mark that I feel like I've been hit with a Mack Truck.
Add to that some stupid, crazy computer problems and it's not a good combination for blogging. It's much easier to throw up my hands in disgust and just step. away. from. the. computer. Before I throw it out the window!

Anyway, the sweet folks at Verizon are sending me a new router that may or may not solve my issues, so we'll see.
I'm not holding my breath.
Stupid computer.

Thank goodness we have something fun and stress relieving to help - stamping!
Here's a card I designed last week for my Just Cards class and Stampin' Fun at the Firehouse:

This card was probably my favorite of the 5 I designed for these classes. I love the vintage feel of it and you know how I love square cards!
This one is 4 1/4" square. I had a question e-mailed to me about that size and while I can't mail out a piece of cardstock cut to size to everyone who asks me for it, I can explain how to get that size. Cut a piece of cardstock at 4 1/4" x 8 1/2". Fold it in half to make a 4 1/4" square card. It really is that simple.

My layers here are a card base of Naturals Ivory, 4" square layer of Early Espresso and a 3 3/4" square layer of Spice Cake Designer Paper.
I adhered the Spice Cake to the Early Espresso and ran both layers through my Big Shot inside the Houndstooth Embossing Folder. After rubbing it all over with some Soft Suede ink and a sponge, it looks a bit like an antique quilt to me.
After adding a piece of Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, I moved on to the focal point. The bow was added with Mini Glue Dots after I placed my greeting pieces.

You can see this is a two layer greeting, the bottom layer is Naturals Ivory cardstock that's been embossed with the oval from the Designer Frames Embossing Folders set. I trimmed it out with my Paper Snips and rubbed a little Soft Suede ink on the edge to bring out the detail. The greeting is from the Always Thankful stamp set in the Holiday Mini. It's stamped with Soft Suede on a cardstock scrap, then punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. I sponged it as well and added the Antique Brad before using Stampin' Dimensionals to the back to pop it up on the other oval. The whole thing was adhered to the card front with more Dimensionals.
After stamping a greeting on the inside, this baby was done!
And yes, it really is my favorite of the bunch.
I'll show you the rest through the week, so you can decide for yourself!

Here's a few of the products I used on today's card:

#123789 - Always Thankful Stamp Set - $19.95 clear mount

#124003 - Spice Cake Designer Series Paper - $10.95 12 sheet pack
#117273 - Antique Brads - $5.95

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Have a great evening stampers! I have a FREE Cardmaking 101 class here tonight so I'm off to prep for that!
Stamped blessings,

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  1. Beautiful card, love your layout and embellishments.

  2. Love your card, Thanks for sharing the technique for making it look quilted. It looks vintage.


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