Here is another great tutorial from Anya Schrier. In this one she shows us how to create a background of quilted fabric for a beautiful baby card. Anya created this a few months ago for the Serendipity Stamps Design Team Baby Card Challenge.
Quilted Baby Card Tutorial
- Baby Carriage (633G)
- A New Addition (775D)
Cardstock (all measurements are in inches):
Cream: 3 ½ by 4 ½, additional for images
- Fabric (2 pieces, 4 ½ by 5 ½ inches each)
- Quilt Batting
- Coloring Medium
Step 1: Gather your materials. You could easily adjust the measurements for any sized card.
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. Using a fabric marker or pins, 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. Because you have stitched a piece of cardstock inside your ‘quilt’ it will help to keep the fabric flat and adhere easily to your card front. Use a strong adhesive to adhere the fabric to your card front (I used Scor-Tape).
Step 7: Color the Baby Carriage image, trim and adhere to card. Stamp the sentiment and adhere to card. Accent with a stick pin and baker’s twine.
Take a minute to visit Anya’s Blog. You’ll find it VERY interesting! Be sure to go to the home page and scroll down to see her photos!