Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stamped Quilt Card

The Reveal
Hello, PMB friends, this is Michelle here today with my last Portobello Road project for this month. I made six items with my kit thus far and I still have plenty of ideas and supplies left. I loved all the colors, patterns and cute embellishments in this month's kit, so it will be hard to say goodbye. I hope you ordered your kit while supplies last.

Stamped Quilt Card

Using Stamps in Unexpected Ways
I was looking at this month's London Market stamp set and was wondering if any of the stamps could be used beyond their literal interpretation. If so, then it is like getting more than the 20 stamps included in the set. The one stamp that caught my eye was the row of three stamps. 

Pink Paislee's London Market Stamps

Instead of using them as stamps on a letter, I was thinking it might be fun to break them up into different colors, like squares on a patchwork quilt. I cut them apart and stamped them in different colors to match my background paper. If you don't want to cut your stamp, then just ink really carefully or mask the stamp. I chose the quicker route.

The thing to note after cutting apart the stamps is that each individual stamp has a different border pattern. So for my quilt, I had to make sure to use the correct stamp with a left border, no border or right border to correspond with its position on the quilt.

Individual Stamps or Quilt Blocks
I arranged 9 blocks to make a patchwork design and adhered them on a piece of cardstock. I then machine stitched around the edges to give it more of a quilted look. I found a quilt related quote which I printed and made into a flag using the long stick pin as the pole. I added a few more embellishments and finished it off with a big gingham bow.

I hope you liked my country quilt card. Have fun and play with your stamps and you never know what you might come up with. Come back again for Friday's new reveal and blog hop. 

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,

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  1. Wowwwwwwwwwww! This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love love love the stamping and that fab stitching!!!

  2. Gorgeous! Love your quilted stamps idea.

  3. Very lovely card today, Michelle!

  4. This is gorgeous! Beautiful job, Michelle!