Friday, February 11, 2022

Relax with In the Moment Stamp and Paper Quilt Blocks

The weekend is almost here. Will you be making room for some "Me" time in your weekend schedule? I hope so. Reading (or crafting) is such a good way to relax. We all need to relax every day to keep our sanity intact and to remain healthy and balanced. 

Today's card is my favorite of the three paper quilts I have shared with you this week. When I was playing with the Black and White (Pattern Party Designer Series Paper) 1" paper quilt squares on the 3" Basic White cardstock base, I said to myself, "What would it look like if I cut the 3" square into four 1-1/2" squares? So I did. I started to move them around trying different designs when all of a sudden this "window" arrangement came into view and I said, "That's it!" I immediately thought of the Reading Girl stamp from the In The Moment stamp set. So I set to making this card to share with you.

Production Details:

Start with a Pale Papaya cardstock base cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4".
Add a 4" x 5-1/4" Pale Papaya layer from the 12" x12" Hand Penned Designer Series Paper.

To build your window/seat effect:
Adhere your four windows squares to a piece of Pale Papaya 3-3/8" square. Then adhere to a 3-5/8" square of Basic Black cardstock. The window seat is a 1" strip of Basic Black that I trimmed to those diagonals at each end before it or the window was affixed to the card front. Affix it all when you are happy with your diagonals for the window seat. That helps give the card some perspective and depth.

The reading girl was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a 3" square of Basic White. She was colored with assorted color pencils and I smoothed the color out with a Blender Pen. She looks so soft and cuddly. The friendly dog and her hair received some love from some of the new Natural Tones Stampin' Blends pens. I loved having so many brown-tone shades to work with. Then I fussy cut carefully around the image and raised her up with dimensionals on the card front.

As you look at the stamp set images below you will see that I masked off the rest of the stamp so I would only have the word "Relax" stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of Basic White. I punched Relax with the Double Oval Punch. and mounted with dimensionals. The final embellishment was two Matte Black Dots.

Don't forget to add your Basic White inner card layer of 4" x 5-1/4".

Have some fun with quilting your envelope flap too. My hint is to start on one side of the flap and top fold and work your way across. You will have less piecing to do. Trim any excess hanging over.

157987 In The Moment Stamp Set $24

160940 Natural Tones Stampin' Blends  Collection $45

Now that you have seen my three paper quilt cards I hope you will really give this technique a try. It is so fun to experiment with designs and colors. The sky is the limit with what you can create!

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Let me know in the comments if you've enjoyed learning about this technique!

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