Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Patchwork Card Step-by-Step {A Walk Down Memory Lane}

{As seen today on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog}

Today we will be creating a patchwork card, like this:


Let's start with our supplies:
-Patterned paper
-A2 card base
-Paper trimmer
-Pen or marker

Step 1:
Cut rectangles from 4 different patterns of paper:
Pattern 1: 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" and 1" x 1 3/4"
Pattern 2: 2 1/2" x 2"
Pattern 3: 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Pattern 4: 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" and 1 1/2" x 1 3/4"

Step 2:
Assemble the pieces as shown:
(Assembled you will have a rectangle 4" x 5 1/4" - this will create the look of a mat when adhered to a standard A2 sized card front.)
Tip: I find it easiest to adhere these to a 3 3/4" x 5" scrap of printer paper to hold them together as one piece.

Step 3:
Adhere patchwork pieces to card front.

Step 4:
Use the Rich Cocoa Dual Marker to create faux stitching.

Step 5:
Add your desired embellishment (I've added a paper bow), and enjoy your new patchwork card!


Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Alphabet Soup Girl - Powder Puff, Call Me);
Other Paper: Kraft Outlet (kraft cardstock, kraft paper);
Marker: Memento (Dual Marker - Rich Cocoa);
Tools: EK Success (Martha Stewart scoring board); Fiskars (paper trimmer);


Glora said...

Such a cute card. I love the patchwork but the cherry on top is that DARLING PAPER BOW! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

cappuccino and colour said...

so sweet Tifany. love the patchwork!