Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Now that's my idea of quilting...
Hi! I am so glad you stopped in today because I am sharing a 'quilting' project we made at my stamp club meeting. No, I didn't develop amazing sewing skills overnight! A shudder just ran down my spine thinking about that one! But I do have a super easy way to give the feel of quilting to a card without touching a needle and thread.
When I opened the package of Orchard Harvest DSP, I loved all of the great colors and fun patterns. The country fabric style made me think of quilts. So I set out to make my own. This is by no means an original concept. I have seen versions of this all over blogland and can't really credit any one person. So if you've ever made a card similar to this, consider yourself credited and thanks for the inspiration!
I started with a 4x5 piece of cardstock (color doesn't matter, scraps would be fine) and attached 1 1/4" squares of different patterned paper. It works a lot better if you start in one corner and work across and down at the same time. Then I lined up the piece on the top note die and ran it through the big shot. Taadaa! It can be made even more authentic with faux stitch lines from a marker or run it through the big shot inside an embossing folder. I decided to keep this one simple. I did however emboss the early espresso piece to dress it up a bit. So there you go, your very own quilted card!
I hope you week is full of crafty goodness and thanks so much for visiting my little blog!
Card Recipe: Cardstock-island indigo, early espresso, very vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP, Ink-early espresso, Stamp Set-Curly Cute, Accessories-vintage wallpaper folder, top note die, large oval die, island indigo ruffled ribbon