This is one of several quilt-inspired cards that I'm making for my mom for Christmas stocking stuffers. Susan30 got me thinking along these lines and it went from there. On this one, I embossed a silver, square brad with copper to make it match more closely.
Date: Friday, December 23, 2005 GMT Views: 481
Registered: October 27, 2005 Location: Colorado Posts: 1081
Sat, Dec 24, 2005 @ 7:21 AM
I'm so glad you like it! This is actually very simple to do. I used a square punch and punched out 4 red squares and 4 white squares. Stamp a design on the white squares while they are still loose.
Lay out the 4 red squares so that they form a large square on your work surface (don't glue anything yet), then, insert a white square under a square of red so that the first red squares' straight edge cuts through the white diagonally from corner to corner, then continue around inserting each white square(like if you close a cardboard box by overlapping the flaps, if that helps?). Half of each white square will be under a red square and half will be over the next red square. The white squares should form their own large square visually, just turned on the diagonal. When you get them laid out as you'd like, start glueing them in place, working your way around in a circle. Put glue on half of the back of the first red and stick it to the first white, then on half of the first white and stick it to the second red, etc. until you get to the beginning. If this doesn't make sense, PM me. :)
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