Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kitty Dreams- A Quilt for a Color and a Sketch Challenge

Hi Again Stampers! 

I wanted to create a card using the FabFri26 Colors along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #20 (again, if you have not visited these sites yet, I encourage you to do so and check out the Design Team samples as well as the other entrants!)

I love cats and decided to use My Digital Studio (MDS) to create another "hybrid" card :-)  

The original version of MDS had a few sets that I had not purchased in the actual rubber sets (actually, they may have been exclusive to MDS) and two of them had cats, so of course, I had to use them :-)   

I had originally printed these images out a few months ago and when I saw the “quilt” sketch pattern for this week's AHSC Sketch, I knew that they would be “purr-fect” for my kitty quilt card…lol!!

To create this card:

In My Digital Studio (MDS), open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and insert the cat from Pattern Pets – resize and copy the image, mirror the copied image (so one cat is facing the opposite way) and remember to leave enough room between images to use the punch to cut them out. 

Insert the sentiment from Loving Thoughts (re-size as well) and add the mouse from Cute Cats (again, re-sized).  

Print out the images on Whisper White cardstock and use the 1 ¼” Square Punch (or the new Square Framelits™ to cut out the cats) and cut the banner using the trimmer and the square punch for the banner points.  I had mounted the cat images originally onto Basic Black cardstock (using the 1 3/8” Square Punch) but that step could be avoided.  

Use the 1 ¼” Square Punch to punch out the “quilt” squares from the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Arrange onto a piece of scrap paper alternating the squares and adding the cats in the diagonal corners.

Use the Trio of Hearts Punch (retired) to punch out the hearts from a piece of the Chocolate Chip Sweater Weather DSP and adhere to the center of the squares. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss the entire panel and add the Metallic Brads to the corners of the center square.

Mount the entire panel onto Basic Black cardstock and then again onto Sahara Sand cardstock.

Add the Pool Party ½” Seam Binding Triple Ribbon bow on the diagonal (I have not received my Soft Sky yet and the Pool Party is close enough)  and the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Mount the entire quilt onto another piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhere to the Whisper White card base.

Stamp Sets:  Loving Thoughts, Patterned Pets, Cute Cats (all MDS)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Sweater Weather DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Metallic Brads, ½” Pool Party or Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you enjoyed this fanciful quilt card and may all of us “Dare to Dream” !! 


Michelle Stewart said...

Fabulous, that is the only thing I need to say. I love cats too. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Oma said...

Great card Julie. I like the embossed squares. Thanks for joining us at AHSC

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

I love the color combination you used on this card.

Mary Ellen, AHSC DT

Barbara Himelman said...

You nailed this challenge. This is a great card. Thanks for joining us at AHSC

canadian_liner said...

The embossing adds so much to the textile effect of your beautiful quilted card. Plus your mastery of the whole digital thing is impressive! Love the kitties. Thanks for joining the challenge at Atlantic Hearts this week. jess said...

Love your card! I love the quilted style - one of my favorite techniques! Thanks for sharing and joining us at AHSC! :)

Krista Ritskes said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for playing at Atlantic Hearts.

Brandi said...

I love this card and the message. The little mouse on the sentiment is priceless. I love it!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very cute! I love the texture! THanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Amanda Mertz said...

Love the use of MDS on your card! Great way to include non-stamped images! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Brenda said...

Very cute card!!! Love the quilt and the cats!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

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