Today is our DT challenge day for Serendipity Stamps, and today we were challenged to create a baby card.
Serendipity has a great selection of baby themed stamps, which you can find here in their store. I chose the Baby Carriage stamp to use for my card.
I also thought it would be fun to reinforce the baby theme by adding some quilted fabric to my card front, like a baby blanket, you know?
I took some step-by-step photos in case you would like to give it a try. It was easy, and I love the look and texture that it adds!
So here's what you'll need to do:
Step 1: Gather your materials. I used two pieces of fabric, each approximately 4-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches; a piece of cardstock measuring 3-1/2 by 4-1/2 inches, and some quilt batting.
Step 2: Sandwich the cardstock between the two pieces of fabric and stitch along three sides. Stuff the quilt batting into the open side.
Step 3: Stitch up the fourth side. Mark where you want to stitch the quilted pattern. I wanted to stitch a diagonal pattern, so I marked the centers of each of my sides with straight pins.
Step 4: Begin stitching your pattern, starting with opposite corners (top left to bottom right, etc). This creates a big 'X' design.
Step 5: Complete the stitching. I created the diamond quilted pattern by stitching from the center of each side to the center of the adjacent side.
Step 6: Use pinking shears to trim the excess material from the outer edges. Voila! You have just created a cute little quilted fabric piece to add to your card. Because you have a piece of cardstock in there, too, it helps to keep the fabric flat and makes it easy to adhere it to your card base. I just used Scor-Tape to add it right to the card front.
The baby carriage image was colored with Copics and then cut out. Again, I used Scor-Tape to adhere it to the fabric. I stamped the sentiment, tucked it behind the baby carriage and then finished it off with a stick pin (that has been in my stash for ages). Fun! I hope you enjoyed that little tutorial and I also hope you give this little technique a try!
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Have a great day!
Stamps: Baby Carriage, A New Addition - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Polka Dot Fabric - Moda Fabrics; Heart stick pin - Heidi Grace Designs; Purple Baker's Twine - Martha Stewart Crafts; Copic markers - Imagination International; pinking shears; quilt batting; sewing machine