Monday, June 9, 2014

Patchwork Birthday Card

This is a card I made for my sister Joan. She is three years younger than I, but we share the same birthday.
The card is 6 X 6 inch. I chose the printed papers from daisyd’s cardstock Sweet Baby Jane 8 X 8 inch pad.

2 X 8 inch strip of the printed paper
Cut the 2 X 8 inch  strips on an angle at opposite corners to form triangles.

I used the Xyron 900 to apply adhesion to the triangle pieces.
Using a piece of Georgia Pacific cardstock cut 6 X 6 inch as a base pencil mark the center of the sheet.

Starting at one corner of the base adhere the first triangle with the tip placed at the center point of the base.

Continue adhering all the triangles to completely cover the base.
Using scissors or paper trimmer cut off the excess paper from the base.

Used Bazzill cardstock for the card. Adhered a 5 3/4 inch piece of printed paper using ATG adhesive. Made a 5 3/4 X 2 1/2 inch decorative strip using the Martha Stewart Swirling Lace punch.

Closeup of the front showing a more detailed look at the triangle piecing, WRMK 1/2 Corner Chromper, Imaginisce bling, Martha Stewart Swirling Lace punch and Recollections Stamp.



WrinkleFreeDiva said...

How cool that you and your sister share a birthday. I've tried this technique before but not all the way around the card. I like how yours turned out. Especially like the border punch used on the pennant.

Michele said...

wow this card is way awesome -- thanks for showing how you did it. very cool technique. xo

Treva said...

Thanks for sharing the details, I may try it; your card came our beautiful!

NC Peach said...

I'm with Karen, how awesome that you and your sister celebrate your birthdays on the same day! Love how your card turned out!