Two nights in a row-woohoo!! Tonight I was inspired by my friends over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Their challenge this week-quilting. I love doing the Top Note quilted cards so I dug out some new DSP and started quilting!!
I went with the Summer Smooches DSP because of the bright, cheery colors. Since we have 12 patterns, and I need 12 squares to cover the size of a Top Note, I punched two 1-1/4" squares out of each different piece of DSP. I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4 x 5 to attached the squares to. Move them around until you like the layout, then attach to the Whisper White. I used the Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue. And I must make a note here: do NOT decided at this point if you like it or not. I didn't like mine at all, and I remember from other similar cards in the past not liking just the squares. Cut it with the Top Note die first, then texture it with an Embossing Folder before you decide :) I used the Houndstooth Folder on this one.
The card base is Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the background with the Netting background stamp in Rich Razzleberry. Around the Top Note is knotted a piece of the new Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain. The saying element is made with the Decorative Label punch. I punched one out of Whisper White, and two from Island Indigo. On the white I stamped "Happiness" from Loving Thoughts. I added a stem from the Bright Blossoms set and a button flower with Whisper White Baker's Twine in the center. I sponged the edges lightly with Daffodil Delight before layering onto the Island Indigo. Remember, to make this mat, but one of the Indigo punches in half vertically, the other in half horizontally. Cut the center points off all four pieces, and mat the Whisper White layer. The element is attached over the ribbon with dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by tonight!!