Sunday, 14 June 2009

Quilts

A while ago I bought some of the Inkadinkadoo Inchies stamps, but hadn't got round to doing much with them. Small stamps are often difficult to know how to make the most of. Since these are all uniform in size and shape, the obvious thing seemed to be to make a "patchwork quilt" style card.

It was very simple to do. For the pink card, I coloured three pieces of paper by sponging with different pigment inks & stamped three pictures on to each one. Next I cut out the squares and framed them with scalloped squares cut with the Cuttlebug from patterned papers. I matted them on to co-ordinating colours and stuck them on to a base card, finally adding a Prima flower and the sticky-pad-mounted word.



To make the yellow one a bit different, I stamped the base card with stamps from the Stampendous Butterfly Beauties set, along with a word from one of the Inchie sets. This time I stamped the pictures straight on to patterned paper and left out the scalloped frames, before matting as with the pink card.



My next challenge is to think of a way to use the stamps that isn't so obvious!

5 comments:

lisa said...

Ohh Lynne, More lovely inspiration. We seem to like the same stamps as I have these too but have not been too sure what to do with them yet. I shall definitely be trying this though, they look great.

Lisax

Lynne K said...

Thanks Lisa. Let me know if you come up with any other ideas for the stamps! x

Sally H said...

Beautiful, particularly the blue and yellow one! I am going to have to buy those stamps!

Phree said...

Beautiful cards - a great way to use the little inchie stamps.

Jo said...

I have the bird inchies but never made anything with them yet. But I'm going to take your lead. I love the yellow card. I'm not sure it's really that 'obvious' but if it is I don't think it matters when you can create something as beautiful as this.

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