July 28, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Squares to Cherish


Hello there!  I'm back with a card I whipped up for the latest Tuesday Trigger challenge.  I went with a very literal interpretation of this beautiful crocheted afghan:


I am in love with the medallions in Papertrey's Iconic Images, and I knew they would make a fabulous "quilt".  I pulled colors from the afghan to stamp a patterned background which I then stitched for a quilted look.

For the focal point, I crocheted a simple granny square with embroidery floss and topped it with a button.  The sentiment is from PTI's Quilter's Sampler.  I'm looking forward to giving this card to a dear friend I will be staying with next week, especially since I taught her to crochet when our kids were babies.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Cardstock:  Rustic Cream, Ocean Tides
Stamps:  Iconic Images, Quilter's Sampler
Ink:  Ocean Tides; Black, Lettuce, Dune (Clearsnap)
Tools:  Pinking shears (Fiskars)
Accessories:  button, DMC floss, thread

Thanks for coming by to take a peek at my card today!  Have a good one!

60 comments:

Annette said...

Perfect for this trigger.. I love your take on it. awesome card... love it.

Cristina said...

If this doesn't earn your target status, then I don't know what. It's gorgeous!!!

Lindsay said...

OMGGGG Christina! This is gorgeous! I love that bg panel, it is a perfect representation of that quilt. Great work!

Nancy said...

What a fantastic job you have done, this card is stunning and your crochet square is the perfect finishing touch. Just beautiful the colors are so restful and serene.

Ginny said...

I am *drooling* over this card. It is absolutely sensational. It has left me totally in awe of your talent. A++++

Rhonda said...

This is beautiful Christina!!! Just a little envious of your stampafaire experience!!! :)

xiumaiyuki said...

Hi there, you~

Just wanted to check in and say hi! Hope everything is well. I've seen your pix at PTI Stamp A Faire.... so much envy here!!! Glad you had a wonderful time.

Gorgeous card as always!! Those soft colors just blend beautifully!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love this so much, your granny square is perfect for the trigger!

Lynn said...

Christina - Beautiful and I mean Beautiful! I'm going to be staring at this card for a long time as it is stunning. I love how you stitched to emphasize the quilt!

PS Double bows...the trick is in the ribbon...I can't do it with grosgrain...only seam binding :)

Amy said...

I think this will be the next trigger winner! This is spot on Christina! More of that crocheting I see! Beautiful work!

kasia c. said...

Christina! This is beautiful! You do amazing work! That colour combo is fabulous, and all of your wonderful stitching.....yum!

I would love to learn to crochet. I hope its easier than knitting because that looked too intimidating! :)

The Paper Parade said...

You "whipped" that up?! You are AMAZING! We definitely could have had dueling needles at the hotel...now we know for next time ;)

Suzanne said...

If this is not the winner, I have no idea what is! MY HEAVEN! It's my favorite of yours ever ever ever!

Amystarz said...

I agree this is a winner for sure! Love the crochet embellishment it is too perfect! The stitching on the background is the icing on the cake...bravo!

Nance said...

Unbelievable, Christina! Stunning background stamping and the stitching is a fabulous detail! Your crochet granny square is a perfect match. Stunning work my friend, you certainly hit the Target with this one!!

Karen B. said...

Oh my. I think I may have died and purely gone to heaven. So BEAUTIFUL!

Lisa Kind said...

This is so pretty and I love the stitching! Your crocheted embellishment brings back memories of my grandmother crocheting! Wish I had learned more from her! Beautiful interpretation of the inspiration piece!

Laurie said...

This has to be the winner. I already know it! And really? A simple square? That doesn't look simple to me! You did an amazing job!!! I am pretty sure I could not make something like that! You are good, girlfriend!! I LOVE this card!

Kim S said...

THIS is a card that will be kept and cherished forever!

Jen Carter said...

Jaw dropping!! Wow Christina this is beautiful!! LOVE all the details on this card! The colors and how you combined the patterns, the stitching which is the perfect touch, the crocheting! WOW! WOW!! SO pretty!!

Sara Paschal said...

Swoon! Your creation is beautiful;)

Vickie Z said...

How perfectly perfect!!! WOW...and you crochet too!! Excellent interpretation of the pic!!!

VanessaB said...

a woman of many talents! wow- gorgeous!!

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely Brilliant! I totally love it!

Sara Mac said...

Oh how I LOVE this card! WOW! You hit it out of the ballpark with this one. It really is just perfect Christina.

Aimes said...

Wowzers! What an awesome take on the Trigger! I love the way that your crocheted square ties in so nicely with your sentiment - genius!
So happy to have stumbled across your blog (I'm now following :D)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

susanwinslett said...

Ooooh yes!!!! I was crossing my fingers that someone would crochet something up for this challenge! You did not dissapoint. Love your beautiful card, Christina.

Lisa said...

This is fabulous! Your little granny square is the icing on the cake!

Marlena M. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a gift you have! ;)

Amber said...

WOW!!! This is so fabulous!!!

Deanna Jean said...

Great take on the Trigger. I love the granny square...it's the perfect touch.

Andrea M said...

My goodness! I love the crocheted square and the fabulous color scheme!!! This is completely STUNNING!!!

Folly said...

Wow, wow, wow!! This card is a perfect interpretation of the trigger! I love it!
Michelle.

Charlene said...

First granny square I've seen, love the stitching too.

Katie Gehring said...

This is amazing! Stunning, actually and a beautiful take on the trigger. Just Lovely!

Dr. Ivy said...

So gorgeous. Wow!

Jeanne J said...

Christina, you are so CLEVER! I love the granny square with the quilt pattern. This is the first time I've seen this and it looks great! That crochet work is more stunning than a flower. Your colors match perfectly!

Beate said...

Your card is perfect for the inspiration piece! LOVE the paper, the stitching and the little crochet patch! Simply perfect.
Hugs and smiles

ScrappyV said...

Seriously? So beautiful. Perfect for the trigger photo. Good luck!

Lisa Petrella said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!!! I am speechless, girl!!! This is SO STUNNING!!!! Every single detail is just absolutely perfect!!!

Cath said...

Hey Christina! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Ribbon Girls said...

So much to love about this card! And it really is a ringer for that inspiration picture:)

Cristina said...

I knew it! Congrats, Miss Target! (By the way, would you have any interest in selling this card?)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Congrats on being a Trigger target!

Virginia L. said...

This is simply outstanding!! Congrats on the TT!! Well-deserved!

Shemaine Smith said...

Congratulations! This is beautiful!!

Smitha said...

such a beautiful card!!! congrats on the trigger target!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous! Congrats on your win!

Elin said...

Great card! Love it!!! I love that you stiched in squares and the handcraft square :)

Michelle Lupton said...

Congrats on being a TT on Moxie Fab this week! Very well deserved!

Outside Inn said...

Congrats on your TT win!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oops, wrong account... congrats (again!).

Charlene said...

Congrats on your TT spot!

Yvonne Garner said...

This is just amazing! Congrats on winning. Well deserved!

E.T. said...

what a fabulous idea! Congrats on being one of the TT's!

SueB said...

love. Love. LOVE your take on the Tuesday Trigger challenge ... and swooning over that PTI stamp set! thanx for the inspiration and congrats on your TT spot!

Nance said...

Of course this card is a winner! It's stunning! Congrats on your TT win--wahoo!!

Mandee Adams said...

I want to start crocheting because of your gorgeous card! Congrats on winning Tuesdays Trigger - definitely deserved!

Becca Sadler said...

CONGRATS! KUDOS! Amazing card and focal piece!

Kelly Massman said...

How gorgeous! Love the crochet! Congrats on the Moxie Fab nod!

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