Sunday, September 20, 2009

Inspiration Mosaic Quilts

I finally got a chance to work with Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set, Inspiration Mosaic, (available through Gina K Designs). I put it to use to make two quilt cards. Now, I am NOT a sewer but I love quilts so this was my way to make a paper quilt.

This first card was designed as a thank you for my colleague, Cathy, who made a t-shirt quilt for my daughter. We gathered all of Dee's favorite t-shirts from college and Cathy made them into a spectacular t-shirt quilt. ABSOLUTELY fabulous. (Dee hasn't seen it yet so I'm not posting a pic.) I wanted my thank you card to reflect the concept of a quilt so I turned to Melanie's Inspiration Mosaic stamp.
I started out by stamping the mosaic onto a piece of white CS (my "master quilt"). Each quilt piece was stamped onto designer paper from PTI, cut out then adhered to the master quilt. Two of the solid pieces of CS were stamped in Versamark with the words thank you and grateful as a subtle sentiment on the front. Once the "master quilt" was assembled I ran the whole thing through my CB with the swirls embossing folder. A big fun flower with a button center was my final touch.
I added a couple of strips of DP to the inside with a thank you senti. The best part about this card? My quilter friend loved it so much she is framing it for her wall in her quilt room!!!

I thought this was so much fun that I made another quilt card from Inspiration Mosaic. This one is for the Color Challenge on Stamp TV this week. I used GinaK's Pumpkin Spice, Green Apple, SU! So Saffron and Vanilla CS. I followed the same process as the first one only I CB'd each piece before I adhered it, instead of the whole master quilt. For the wreath I stamped the mini sunflower image from Theresa Momber's Autumn Beauty in a circle using Butterscotch Vivid Ink then colored with copics, cut with Nesties, and sponged a bit of So Saffron. I added a fun bow from some fun fibers, and a few buttons to finish it off.

Thanks for looking! Have a great week :-)

11 comments:

craftieodamae said...

Pam, both of these cards are gorgeous!! Good luck on the challenges!

Wendy said...

OMG, this idea rocks and love it! I am so doing this for my pick on our Loonie Challenge! So you will be able to play for sure! LOL

Brenda said...

Wowza Pam!!!! Both of your cards rock! They are beautiful, and fabulous!!!

Cassie_lu said...

both are wonderful cards and they look so unique.

Patti said...

You've been very bust! Both cards are just amazing!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Pam!! What wonderful idea, love it!

Regan said...

holy amazing cards BATMAN..I could never do that!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Pam, these are gorgeous! LOVE the sunflower wreath!!!

Melanie said...

I esp love the autumn one, all thoe different CB patterns and colors are terrific! beautiful job making the sunflower reath, I really like your purple prints and how you did the intersecting strips for the inside that it a nice compliment to the grid theme on the front! :) TFS! Hugs!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both cards are stunning! I love all the purple hues in that patchwork card! Maybe you could share a picture of the T-shirt quilt? :) TFS

Heidi said...

What a gorgeous card! It's so warm and cozy.

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