Monday, April 18, 2011

Two Shades of PINK- Quilted Card

 There are two shades of PINK at Krista's Cards & Things Challenge Blog this week.  These are the types of challenges that make us pink lovin' gals grin. 














I have a workshop coming up and I know that a couple of the ladies are quilters.  I do not quilt and well I knew I wasn't going to wow them w/ my abilites with fabric. I thought I would try my hand at "paper quilting".  I went online and Googled quilt patterns.  Omgosh, I would love to do a whole mess of different cards.  There are so many amazing different patterns to try.  I had a hard time deciding, so I chose more of a beginning design for me. 

I cut squares that are 3/4" x 3/4".  You may not be able to tell, but squares are a mixture of DSP (Blushing Bride and the retired Sweet Pea) and cardstock. I glued all the squares down onto a piece of scrap cardstock.  I cheated and I added the Rose Red triangles last. I didn't want to risk gaps and thought when I ran it through the Big Shot to quilt--emboss it--you would never be able to tell.  :)

I added a birthday sentiment from the set On Your Birthday and a satin bow with a button and linen thread in the center.  I found a couple quilting pins in my stash and inserted through the backside of the bow under the button.  If I were to send this card, I would probably snip off the sharp points of the pins. 

Hint for making perfect tails on the end of the cardstock w/ the sentiment---a square punch!  Try it--it works PERFECT!  :)

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful card. It looks so much like a real quilt!

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  2. Wendy, what a beautiful card you came up with! I love this technique of the quilting blocks then run through the Square Lattice Embossing folder.. It makes it have a stitched look! Great job!

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  3. Wendy, this is awesome!! Looks like a real quilt!!

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  4. Very, Very Nice... any quilter would love to make or receive this. I love the idea about using the square and putting the triangle on top of it, so not to show.... Thanks so much for sharing....
    Faith

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  5. wow, wonderful this card! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  6. I saw your creation on Nancy Riley's ipicks. It is absolutely gorgeous. What a great idea to piece your quilt then dry emboss. I just love it so much!

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  7. This is just stunning! I will definitely be trying this beautiful technique. Thanks so much for sharing, and for the inspiration :)

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