Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mom's Crazy Quilt

We're celebrating mothers with the current challenge at Scrapalicious USA blog..."Mother, I Love You".  Tell mom she's special with a card, scrapbook layout, or altered item and play along with us for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrapalicious USA store!

My mom's an incredible quilter, so I made her this crazy quilt card.

The Details:
  • I used scraps from some My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 6x6 paper pads to weave the background.  I adhered the woven strips to a scrap of cardstock, stitched the edges, then mounted it onto kraft cardstock.
  • I wanted lots of the woven background to show, so I chose just a few lovely embellishments to pull everything together.  The border is from Bazzill Half the Edge line.  These are the perfect size and scale for cards.  I added dots of Frosted Lace Stickles inside the eyelet for a little touch of sparkle.  Frosted Lace is sort of a pearl / white / glitter combo...very soft and not too glitzy for my vintage creation.
  • The tickets are from K&Co's ephemera pack.  I kid you not that I found the crazy quilt raffle ticket AFTER I created the woven background.  Was that divine providence, or what?!  There's so many great images in this pack!  To customize, I used Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers to spell "Mom" on the smaller ticket.
  • I distressed the Bazzill Chips key with a variety of Distress Inks, Distress Crackle Paint, paint, and Alcohol Inks to get this worn metal look.  It's tied with twine and a big seam binding bow.  The final accent is a few mother of pearl buttons scattered among the other elements.

Many times I've gone completely overboard with my mom's Mother's Day card trying to embellish into submission.  This time, I'm letting the background speak for itself.

Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #62 - Mother's Day
Creative Craft Challenges: Anything Goes
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: Happy Mother's Day
Ribbon Carousel: RCC #52 - Word to Your Mother
Shopping Our Stash: Use 3 or More Designer Papers

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Kraft’
Patterned Paper:  Lost & Found ‘Madison Avenue’
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; Distress Stain ‘Pumice Stone’, ‘Old Paper’, ‘Bundled Sage’, ‘Victorian Velvet’; Alcohol Ink ‘Pearl Mixative’, ‘Latte’, ‘Mushroom’, ‘Shell Pink’; Distress Crackle Paint ‘Rock Candy’; Adirondack Paint Dabber ‘Snow Cap’
Embellishments: Buttons; PTI rustic button twine; thread; Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’
Tools:  Sewing machine; Wondertape; TH paper distresser; Zots; foam ink blender; felt ink blender; needle; tweezers


  1. Just lovely. I'm sure she will think so too!

  2. A wonderful card. I love the woven background. Thank you for joining us at creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  3. This is such a gorgeous card!!!
    Love those soft colours!
    Have a lovely weekend.

    ♥ Hugs, Inger

  4. Love the woven background. And yes, that background needs to be seen. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  5. Great card - love the background and contrast of the colours - thanks for playing along at CCC this week hugs Judith x

  6. I love the DP's you have chosen for your beautiful quilted card, really fabulous details! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Mother's Day" Challenge :)

  7. Lovely card, it looks like a crazy quilt!
    Thank you for joining CTO this week!


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