Saturday, 16 July 2016

Inspired by the duvet cover

I have often thought the print on the duvet cover in our guest bedroom would make a good card design, so when Shopping Our Stash announced their current challenge of Get Inspired By Your Bedding I knew I had to give it a try. I'd been trying to work out a way to make it when the new Allsorts challenge, of Frame It!, was announced,  and then the vague idea that had been floating around in my head clicked firmly into place.

I made a background by lightly scribbling pink and blue bands onto watercolour paper, using watercolour pencils, then blending them into rough stripes with a wet brush. When it was dry I stamped all over with a tiny dandelion clock stamp (I got this years ago from an American company called Just For Fun - I don't know whether they are still around). Then I cut a triple-window frame: I don't have a die for this so it involved a lot of measuring and calculations.

The frame is applied over the background with 2mm foam pads. The finished card had no real focal point, so I added a sentiment on layered die cut circles.

and here is the bedding that nspired it


  1. A very pretty card Jane. I love your background. Barbxx

  2. Oh WOW!! your card matches fabulously your duvet cover, from the colors to the design, simply gorgeous.
    Awesome way to use the Shopping Our Stash challenge this week.
    Thank you for sharing and we hope you join us again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  3. what a beautiful card, i love that you were already inspired by that duvet... which really is gorgeous! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (bedding inspired) STASH with us this week! ♥♥♥

  4. Awesome job, thanks for playing along with the inspired by your bedding challenge at Shopping Our Stash

  5. Wow, Jane, that is so pretty! You did a great job CASEing your duvet cover! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  6. Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing the story and the process-- this card was meant to be! ...and you absolutely nailed the challenge at SOS-- thank you for sharing!

  7. Hmm not sure I'd be too inspired by a plain lilac cover, but yours is great and I love the card you made from its inspiration. Cara x

  8. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Lovely card, thank you for sharing at Allorts "Frame It" challenge and good luck x Susan x


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