Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Some Kinda Wonderful Birthday

Hello, I'm so happy you stopped by today! Quilt patterns are a great source of inspiration for creating backgrounds on cards. I put together this card using zip strip pieces and scraps from the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack.

I added my "quilt" pieces to a black cardstock base, which made them look even more vibrant. Since the background has so much pattern going on, I kept the sentiment piece simple. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black pennant shape to play off of the black an white in the card. The white enamel dots mimic the white dot pattern in one of my quilt strips. I backed the black pennant with a piece of the raspberry patterned paper to make it stand out from the backdrop. The sentiment piece is adhered with dimensional foam as well.

Don't forget to decorate the inside of your cards too!

Edited to add:
I should have included my process for making the background. I drew the design on grid paper to create a template to follow. I used my clear ruler to space each piece 1/8" apart. I found it easiest to place the long blue piece toward the bottom right corner first. Hope this helps!

Have you played along with the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge yet? The challenge is simple, just create something using the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack, or any of the colors featured in that pack. I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies used:
X7217B Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack
A1189 Short & Sweet Sentiments
C1662 Wise Guy Birthday
1386 Black Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2105 Black Ink
Z2172 Whisper Ink
Z891 Versamark Ink 
Z2068 Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z3314 Black & White Dots
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape


  1. I LOVE this! I'm gonna try it for sure! Thanks for the inspiration Susan!

  2. I LOVE how you created your background! Did you use a template or just wing it? I don't think mine would turn out straight if I tried that freehand. Great card!

    1. Thank you, Janis! Great question! I drew a template for the design I wanted and used a ruler to space each piece. I will edit my post with a picture of my template so you can see what I did.

  3. Quilts are real trendy right now in paper crafts - you are so hip!
    Cute card!