Q for Quilt at Alphabet Challenge

Hello there crafty friends. We’ve got a new letter over at Alphabet Challenge today, and Melanie has chosen Quilt as the theme for Q. I got this ‘quilting’ die from A Pocket Full of Happiness a while ago, so it was the obvious choice for today’s card. I’ve used the colours from Global Design Project and picked up the ‘many of something’ theme from Seize the Birthday thanks to the repeating circles on the die. It also works for Happy Little Stampers ‘anything goes with dies’ challenge.

I started by cutting the die in white card, then glued the outline piece onto a piece of navy card. You can see in the photo that the glue got onto the backing card, which didn’t matter as I was going to paper piece the rest, but next time I’ll try and remember to use a Stick It adhersive sheet on my card before cutting it.

I cut the die out twice more, once in ‘night of navy’ and then in ‘balmy blue’ card. I pieced the navy diamonds into the centre of the circles first, then added the light blue ovals and attached it to a 5×7 card blank. I cut the sentiment out using Julie Hickey’s ‘happy profile’ die, with a white base and a pumpkin word, glued them together and popped one the card front mounted on a little scrap of card for dimension. I stamped ‘birthday’ in navy onto a scrap of card, trimmed it to an angle and added that.

I finished by stamping a few of the smallest flowers from Julie’s ‘fresh florals’ set, watercoloured them with inks, die cut them and added them to the card.

The great thing about cutting the die in three colours is that I’ve now got all the pieces to make two more cards! So how will you use our ‘Quilt theme’? If you want more inspiration, there are great ideas from the Alphabet challenge design team over on the blog page. Come and join us – we always love to see what you create. Q for Quilt runs until 1st December

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