The starting point of this card was the Merry Monday challenge #267, which calls for green, blue and white/silver/vellum. I was initially not sure what to make of it, but when I pulled out the Christmas Quilt bundle, the ideas started flowing. The design was inspired by CAS(E This Sketch #249. The ideas kept coming as I was putting the card together, but it still took a while to get everything assembled because of the precision required to line up the pieces.
I wanted to put the quilt frame up on Dimensionals, so I traced the shape in pencil on a second piece of Whisper White cardstock and used those pencil lines as a guide to stamp the quilt images in the center and the little flowers in the corner squares. Then, I used the triangles that had been die-cut, ran them through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top embossing folder, and glued them in place on the pattern.
For the bottom, I initially die-cut three flowers out of vellum, thinking I would layer the negative flower over some stamped ones, but after giving it a try, it was not coming out like I was hoping, so I kept the stamped flower on the card front, added silver embossing around them with the stitched shape, and I decided to use a strip of vellum over it to add my sentiment (it's hard to translate because it's a play on word about sewing, but it basically says that Christmas slowly got here), as well as two stamped flowers, which I lined up with the color flowers, and I embossed everything in silver. Pearls were added to the bottom flowers and the corner ones, and a faceted gem to the center of the quilt.
Then, after everything was assembled, it still felt a little bare, so I tried adding a frame die-cut out of Tempting Turquoise cardstock, but it was taking away from the elegance of the card. On a whim, I decided to stamp the stitching pattern around the frame and found it was exactly what the design needed. A little needle die-cut out of silver foil paper was added to the pattern to finish off the card.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: L'étoffe de Noël (Christmas Quilt)
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil, Vellum
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, VersaMark
Accessories: Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, Quilt Builder Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals,
White Medium Envelope, Pearl Basic Jewels, Clear Faceed Gems, Quilt Top Embossing Folder