Monday, April 1, 2019

Inspire Me Monday... Rewind!

Note from Power Poppy Headquarters! Every now and then, we'll take a trip back in time to revisit an older Inspire Me Monday Feature! There are so many good ones out there, sometimes it's kind.... to rewind! It gives some oldies but goodies a little extra play. 

Hello! Dina here for Inspire Me Monday. I've been having lots of fun making these 9 block cards lately! Last month on my blog I shared some cards that looked like quilt squares - today I'd like to show you how I created a little mosaic using a stamped image. Take a look at my finished card, and then I'll walk you through the process of putting it together!

I started by cutting out 9 squares from adhesive-backed label paper. You could use a punch or paper trimmer for this step, but I love these handy Grid Works dies from Sizzix - 9 precise squares (7/8") in one pass.

I removed the backing from the squares and lined them up on another backing sheet, side by side, in a 3 x 3 square.

I stamped the Peonies with dye ink onto my grid...

...then colored the image with Prismacolor pencils. The square with the stem in it ended up kind of boring, so I left that uncolored and just focused on the flowers and the background.

I positioned each colored square on to an Inchie Square using tweezers - I love that tidy border around the edge!

Instead of the stem, I stamped one of the Inchies with a sentiment from the Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips set... those tiny sentiments are perfect for Inchies and tags! Love them. With a mosaic design like this, you could reassemble the de-constructed image, but I chose to mix it up a bit, turning and switching the squares around until I came up with an arrangement that felt balanced to me.

Here's a closer look at the card...

... and the full project again. That card base is from my huge stash of gel prints... some of them are just TOO PRETTY to use!

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for stopping by!


Connie L said...

love it, I am a quilter also, so especially like this one.

Henriƫtte said...

It's gorgeous Dina, I have the square die from Sizzix but not used it often. I only used it with a existing image, never thought of stamping and cutting an image. Thank you for that great tip and for showing this awesome card. Have also a great week.

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Dina! Your mini tiles look amazing with the pretty white edges. Thanks for showing how you did it!

janecrisci said...

I love this project!!! I definitely want to try this. Thank you for sharing your process. Fantastic!!!