Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop! For this hop we will be featuring the letter Q. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their # element will be featured in their post.
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Q is for Quilts!
I have finally settled into my new home and am able to quilt again, While unpacking I came across these prints that had never found their way into an album – now they will. I decided to use Quilt for my Q and give you two simple 9 square quilt blocks to inspire you with just 4 pieces of cardstock. I have used one sheet of paper fundamentals. on coordinating colour cardstock and two pieces of White for the base of the pages. In this case I chose the Juniper design from the Whimsy Paper Fundamentals Assortment Z2033 and Juniper cardstock,. I have also have used Juniper ink on the project.
My classroom students have completed this project in blue, purple and more. The results are stunning because of the textured side of this cardstock and the print pattern on the reverse. You can ‘quilt’ your page in a number of ways.
First of all you will need at least 18 3 inch squares – 9 from your Printed Fundamentals and 9 from your plain. From leftover Fundamentals cut 8 1/4 inch strips to border your pages.
Use your embossing folder to add interest and texture to your plain card stock. I have used Quatrefoil Z1926 on this design which happened to be the same as was on the printed one.
I cut two of the squares in half making 4 half triangle blocks. You might also want to distress edges etc before you stick them down, Adhere to the page – On the left at 1 inch in and allow about 1/4 inch gaps. On the right 1/2 inches in and no gaps.
Once YOU are pleased with the arrangement adhere your blocks. It is now time to ‘Quilt”
Fast way 1 – Stamp it. Use Stitch Wonder Stamp set
Fast way 2 – Almost as fast and a bit more fun –
Use the Stitch Guide Ruler Z1852 and the piercing tool. Mark out the holes. Join the dots with your Fine liner. On the glossy side of the fundamentals you can rub some of this away with a baby wipe leaving the result more subtle. For permanent stamping on this side of the paper use Stazon Ink.
The therapeutic Way – Stitch it!
Use the stitch guide, dig out your embroidery floss and do the actual stitching following the holes you have made using the stitch guide. You can cross stitch, straight stitch and stitch shapes onto your work.
I have used all three on the page on the left. On the right instead of stitching I decided to add lace. I first rubbed the lace with Juniper ink using the dauber, then adhered it to the page with Modge Podge. Liquid Glass
Embellish! Once your photos are on grab your Liquid Glass Z769 and embellish with whatever you have in your stash. I have used lace, buttons, zigzag(that was Grandma’s!) and brads. My Heart button is a cheap wood piece I found in my stash. I inked it and then covered it in liquid glass. Allow plenty of drying time – 24 hours – if you do one of these on paper or wood!
My class enjoyed this project, I hope you do too! Please leave a comment below 🙂
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- Whimsy Paper Fundamentals Assortment Z2033
- Embossing folders – Quatrefoil Z1926
- Stitch Wonder Stamp C1564
- Stitch Guide Ruler Z1852
- Piercing tool z2046
- Marvy Uchida Pen Fine liner Z1979
- Liquid Glass Z769
- Cardstock to coordinate
Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Stephanie
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