Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quilted Birthday Card

This is my first foray into the world of quilting, and I must say, I'm glad I wasn't using fabric! Yikes, what a mess that would be! I needed to make a birthday card for my brother-in-law, so I looked through mags until I found this quilting idea in the summer issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today. You have to sew 1"x6" strips of patterned paper together, then turn the block 90 degrees and cut it into 1" strips, which you then sew together randomly. I wanted to use the Design Dollies colours this week, so I rummaged through my scraps to find strips of Red, Green, Blue, and Orange. I also had this chipboard piece that came in the mail from Mel in Australia, and the peachy orange and pale blue coordinated perfectly with the patterned papers. And then the problems began: what to put on the chipboard piece and where, I won't bore you with the details. But finally I settled for a cupcake in the middle. Huh. So, although I don't completely love this card, I did enjoy trying a new technique, so it wasn't a total loss, and really, Mike's never going to know what an almost-disaster this was! He should be happy to be getting a card at all, because I think he missed out last year, woops!

Supplies: Prism cardstock, Crate Paper, unknown, and CTMH patterned paper, CTMH Moonstruck ink, Good Times stamp set, and Clear Detail embossing powder, Versamark Ink, unknown chipboard
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  1. Adorable card Roxy - LOVE all the stitching!!!

  2. The quilting looks wicked!!
    Thanks for playing with the Design Dollies again, love your work xx

  3. Awesome job on the quilted background! LOVE the cupcake! Thanks for playing along with the Dollies!

  4. Wow another trifecta, and wow, what an awesome layout, I just love love the split die cut paper and the colours rock, good luck with the challenge, and yes that Pink Paislee journalling die cut is just perfect with the cupcake on top, and you are dead right, imagine using fabric, omg, not for me, I tell you, but this is just gorgeous, you know I love that mag you sent me there is so much wonderful talent over your way. Hope you are well as is your whole family, thinking about you. Melxx