Hello there! Thank you for joining me today for a monochromatic card, expounding on Karin’s article, created from die-cutting squares.
I’ve had COVID for the past 10 days and this was all I could think of with a super clogged head. Quilt cards are easy to make, attractive, and have endless creative opportunities with colors and patterns.
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You can use a punch or die-cuts of any size or shape depending upon your vision. I used a die-cut square with stitching to play off of the sewing theme of this project.
This card is an American A2 size of 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.
I cut basic white thick CS (card stock) to 4-1/4 x 11 and scored it at 5-1/2 to create a top-folding card. I cut a piece of light blue CS to 4 x 5-1/4 and ran that through an embossing folder for the texture and pattern, then adhered it to the card base.
I picked out my patterned paper and started to die-cut with a stitched square measuring 1 x 1 for 12 squares total.
I stamped my sentiment in navy blue ink with a red heart right under it for a pop of color. I die-cut the sentiment from a stitched circle die-cut that had a coordinating loop frame that was cut from another shade of blue CS and adhered these together.
For final assembly, I added 2 foam squares to the back of each square. To adhere them evenly, I measured 1/4″ up and over from the bottom left, top left, top right, and bottom left FIRST. Once I laid down these squares, the rest was easy to wing placement of the other 8 squares.
I added ribbon to the back of the sentiment and adhered this with foam squares to the card base.
I felt the ribbon embellishment was enough due to the busyness of the embossed card stock and multiple patterns in the paper.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and if you have any questions, please let me know. Have a great day!
Cindy Coutts is from California, US. She has been writing for TPC since 2023. Cindy started paper crafting in 2007 and she mostly into cardmaking, scrapbooking, redesign and trying out new techniques. Her paper projects are often made in Clean and Simple style with a variety.