Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Baby Card & a Quilting Problem!

It felt really good to get back to the "lower studio" (aka the basement) and make a few cards last night. I haven't been down there for weeks it seems. First I had bronchitis and then we started bird watching so the photographing of birds was the only creative thing I've been doing. Well, except the Thomas the train quilt for my grandson I've been working on here and there. All I have to do now is put the binding on.....except.....I'm so mad about this - This is what happened.  My friend gave me some cut-outs of a train engine and four cars so I reduced them in size, copied them over and over until I had enough to go all around the outside border. And the problem is I used Johnny Sew iron-on paper to sew the outline of the trains to the outside border because it was suppose to be so good - and it does stay on while stitching - but it does not tear away easily! I have bits of white paper all over the borders. Joe washed the quilt for me today and I was sure that was going to remove it - NOT! Some of it came out but not all. Still lots left to somehow pick out. I'll never use that product again!

But the card got done. Here is a cute baby congrats card.

I made a blue card base and started adding layers. The first layer is a left over strip along the bottom. The second layer is the whitish piece that actually as a blue marble design in it and I just touched the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The cute little onesie is from the roll stamp from Stampin' Up. I rolled it across some white cardstock and then trimmed each one down to use individually. It was quickly coloured with some Tombow markers and I added the little dots to the background with another stamp. This was then added to a pretty blue left-over scrap of paper and then to the blue piece. The BABY is a sticker from the dollar store....part of a pack. The sentiment was stamped in dark blue and the card was done.

1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

Oh that stinks.....about the quilt not the card.... :) Don't you hate it when something throws a wrench in the works like that?!I hope your able to fix it.

Guess what?? I made a card! Come see!!! Hugs! deb

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