As always when I participate in challenges I like to achieve several things at the same time or to have a purpose for creating something other than simply joining in the particular challenge. Today was no exception! I have been busily making 'bag in a box' items to sell as these make great gift ideas (with something in them of course!) and so I thought why not make one for Mother's Day which is 9 May (second Sunday in May) for those who might have forgotten. [My mum is a regular follower of my blog so these items won't come as a surprise when she receives them but what is inside will be, so I won't be taking photos of or telling you what will be in the bag! No peeking mum!]
I also wanted to make a coordinating card and as my mum is a keen quilter, she makes some beautiful things, I wanted to have a go at making a patchwork card using the top note die, as I have seen several of these on other blogs and at Splitcoast Stampers. Another item that I have been meaning to make and thought would go as a nice embelishment on my card was a ribbon rosette or flower (thanks for the inspiration Danielle). So you see I have accomplished several goals while participating in this challenge.
Box in a Bag & Card Supplies
Stamps: Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip DSP, Bella Rose DSP, Spring Flowers DSP (retired), Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Top Note Die, 1 1/4" punch (Creative Memories), Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Round Tab Punch, Flower Brads, 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Chocolate Chip), 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (Very Vanilla), whtet gel pen, sponge dauber, paper piercer, adhesive
I think this colour challenge was such a lovely combination and even my DH said it was one of the best cards I have made lately and it was a lot to do with the colour combo!
I might be making a few more cards similar to this as I can see a nice boxed set of quilting cards being made for my mother in case she would like some to give on birthdays or as thank you cards to her quilting friends.
How to make the patchwork top note:
- Cut Whisper White cardstock 5" x 3 3/4"
- Punch 1 1/4" squares from your choice of Designer Series Paper.
- Attach squares to white cardstock with Snail Adhesive.
- Place decorated white cardstock on Top Note Die and run through Big Shot machine.
- [Optional] If you have a suitable embossing Texture Folder/Plate then you can run your cut Patchwork Top Note through the Big Shot machine again to emboss it and give a more realistic quilted effect.