Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Patchwork Birthday Card

This card measures 4.5ins x 4.5ins and uses a hand cut, white linen effect card blank.
Patchwork birthday Card with ButterfliesThe card uses papers from my Craftwork Cards Country Charms mini pad and a white Craftwork cards silver foiled birthday sentiment.
patchwork birthday cardWhen making a card like this I like to put the patchwork together on a piece of scrap card and then trim the edges, I am always wary of gluing directly on to a card blank just in case it goes a bit squiffy.
Patchwork birthday card.Once trimmed, the square was mat and layered on a white and then silver foil card and then centred on a card blank.
Patchwork Birthday Card 2Once in place I faux stitched the patchwork squares using a black fine liner pen and added the sentiment.  The final touches came from the small wooden butterfly embellishments, but I think the card works equally well with or without them.


Cheryl W said...

The papers you used for the quilt are so pretty. Love the soft colors. I think I like the card without the butterflies best. Then the quilt can take center stage.

tilly said...

a very good way of using up scraps, a lovely card