I'm glad you're in my block of friends."
Are you familiar with the stamp sets I've used on these cards? They are two of the quilt sets from PAPERTREYink ~ Quilter's Sampler Sentiments and Quilter's Sampler Additions. These terrific sets were on my "Christmas Wish List" and thanks to my sweet DIL Jami, I was happy to find them in my stocking! :)
The "Sampler Additions" set has 20 different block styles to chose from, including one blank square that can be used for many possibilities. For this, I chose four different blocks, lined them up side by side on an acrylic block and stamped them as one image. I've colored my "quilt" with prismacolor pencils and SU markers, distressed and stitched the edges.
The card below is the first one I made when stamping with Jami on Christmas Day. I had quite a time with the layout, added the Cuttlebug zig zag border and finally just decided to leave it as it was. Tonight, I was looking at it again and proceded to add the patterned paper background, change the layout and restamp the sentiment in Versafine Vintage Sepia instead of black. The funny thing about this second card is that I really like it in real life, but looking at the posted photo, it seems a bit "busy". Please let me know what you think...or which one you prefer. Appreciate it!
The possiblilites for this set are endless and you'll probably see a lot more creations with it in the days to come. I can hardly wait! :)
"Good friends are like quilts - they age with you yet never lose their warmth." ~Author Unknown