Monday, February 16, 2009

Baby Quilt

These colors are a bit bright, but they contrast nicely with the white background. I started by really wanting to use Pacific Point for a baby card. One of our youth pastors just welcomed their firstborn, a baby boy, into this world.  Hi Carter!!!
  I used the Fiskars Threading Water punch on the bottom to carry through the theme of the scalloped nestabilities used behind the quilt and the baby carriage. 
  I stamped the sentiment (SU All Year Cheer) first and then lightly taped the long rectangle nestability onto the cardstock to center it. With the wood block mounted stamp this makes it easier to center the image, stamp first and then cut.  I sponged the edges of that piece with Pacific Point to give it better definition against the white. I watercolored the baby carriage with reinkers and cut it out. 
  The quilt has got to be my favorite part of the card though, these little images are so much fun to color! If you're having trouble getting used to your Copic markers, a tiny image like this is a great way to start. I used Papertrey Ink Quilter's Sampler and Copic Ciao marker colors YG03, BG01, B00B05 and B32. Punch them out with a 3/4" square punch and then mount them on a square cut white nestability. I used Classic Squares large, the fourth square out from the middle fits a 3x3 set of these quilt squares nicely, and then the corresponding scalloped rectangle nestability, cut in Baja Blue. The ribbon is from my dear friend Traci in Colorado. 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Quilter's Sampler, Stampin' Up All Year Cheer, Something to Celebrate
Paper: Papertrey Ink white, SU Baja Blue, watercolor from Mike's 
Ink: variety of reinkers
Accessories: Copic Ciao markers, ribbon, Fiskars threading water punch, nestabilities, aquapainter

17 comments:

BethH said...

This is just beautiful! Love how you used the 'inchies' for the quilt. Great blog, PS!

One Picky Family said...

Looks great, PS!

Wendy

Diane said...

Hi, PS! This is just so cute! I've been wanting to do something with inchies forever! This is really giving me some inspiration.

Thank you, thank you for visiting Women to Women and leaving a comment. How precious! I hope you join in often. It just takes a few to get it really going! I appreciate your heart.

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow! I love your blog and I am so happy to have you in the SCS Blogger group! :)

This is a gorgeous card! I love the white background. I need to use that more often!

~*Leona*~ said...

I love this card - the coloring on the carriage is awesome!!!

laos348 said...

This is so pretty! I really like the quilt as well as the scallop bottom to the card.

Jennifer said...

Hi there! I was just blog hopping and thought I would swing by and check out yours! Nice place you have here!

Cute card! LOVE the colors!

Chirleen Evans said...

Hello from SCS Blogger Group #11!
Ooooh the colors are BEAUTIFUL with the white!!

Grace said...

OMgoodness... this is just adorable!!! I love this little quilt! I am a quilter too and after cards that would be my next love! This is a very sweet card for your youth pastor. Our children's minister and his wife just lost a baby at almost 5 months. I'm struggling with what card to make. This is lovely! Now can you tell me how you linked our names? When I went to the add link it wanted a url and that's all it would take... so I got the blog names and urls... but not the first names. How did you do that?

DaDoodleDiva said...

You did a lovely job with the inchies & PTI. I just love that set.

Can't wait to see more with our new Blogger group.

Kim said...

Oh, this card is terrific! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations with our new Blogger's 11 group!

Mary said...

Hello from SCS blogger group #11! I love the quilt! Very nice.

Kay said...

Such a great card. I like the layout and the color combination, the stamps, the coloring - pretty much everything in fact!

Stephanie said...

What a sweet quilt! Looking forward to being in the blogger group with you!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful job. The detail is perfect.

JazzyH said...

Cute!

thinker said...

Hi there friend!! welcome to the world of blogging!!! and what a beautiful card for your youth pastor - I love how you made the quilt!

blessings,