Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Quilted Gingerbread Christmas
To make this card, I simply punched out six different patterns of DSP with my square punch. I adhered them to a piece of Garden Green card stock, then ran it through my Big Shot using the Argyle embossing folder. I also love the now-retired Square Lattice embossing folder, but when I made this card, I wanted to use something current. While nothing gives a quilted look the way the Square Lattice folder does, the good news is that the Argyle folder is a great alternative.
I used an old (but much loved!) stamp set called Gingerbread Christmas, and colored in the image with Aquapainters and ink. I punched it out with the Decorative Label punch, added some seam binding ribbon, and that's it! I did offset the quilted piece intentionally, but as I study the picture, I think it might look better if it's centered. If you try it that way, I'd love to see a picture!
Stamps: Gingerbread Christmas (retired)
Ink: Garden Green and Real Red ink, StazOn Jet Black ink
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, and Naturals Ivory card stock, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Argyle embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon