Wednesday, May 23, 2012

my kind of quilting

I am back with another quilting card today for the Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday challenge and since this card also has three different patterned papers, I'm going to add it to this week's Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge.

I've moved on to making Father's Day cards.

The three papers are from Authentique's Free Bird collection and are cut into squares and mounted on another piece of patterned paper. Not all the papers from this pad looked good together, but these three were pretty easy to match. Both the dark green paper and the base paper do have a very subtle mottled pattern to them that gets lost in the small squares.

Because I wanted to have a complete row of the chevron pattern, the squares are a little over an inch.

Once I had the 3x4 pattern adhered, I trimmed the panel and ran the whole "quilt" through my Big Shot with a cuttlebug embossing folder. I love the way the embossing folder gives more dimension and texture to the panel, mimicing the stitching on a real quilt.

A metal piece anchors the hemp jewelry cord wrapped around the panel and a Tim Holtz charm clip dangles the sentiment tag.

I've really dug deep into old techniques - even an eyelet came out of hiding!

The sentiment tag was made by cutting 2 tags from the smallest Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangle die. One die cut is trimmed along the embossing line and stamped with a sentiment from the PTI Daily Designs Sentiments stamp set.

The tag is adhered with a dimensional adhesive to pop it up a bit and keep it facing the right way.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. The way you used those metal items is so smart! Love it!!!!

  2. What a gorgeous card! Beautiful but perfectly masculine at the same time. Running the pieced panel through the Cuttlebug for embossing was an awesome idea and came out gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  3. Oh, love how you embossed the whole darn thing! Nice card, Jacquie!

  4. wow!! love how u embossed the quilted panel!! great take! thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.


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