As a member of the Artisan Design Team for Stampin’ Up!, we are tasked with projects every month plus 2-3 projects every year that are featured on the Stampin’ Up! Facebook Page. The latter projects are fun to make because we can let our creative mind wander and do whatever we want.
For my latest project, I was inspired by my late mother who was an avid quilter. I do not like sewing at all and, as you might guess, much prefer working with paper over fabric!! But I do love all the intricate designs created with quilting so I decided to merge both of our favourite crafts and came up with two faux quilting techniques for cards.
For the first card, I used a simple block pattern with 1” square pieces of Tea Boutique DSP and adhered them to a Basic White card base. Using the diagonal stitch stamp from Stitchery, I stamped in VersaMark where the patterns bordered each other and added white embossing powder. Once the powder was heated and set, the card looked like a basic quilting pattern.
The second card used a fancy pattern as the background that was created by adhering 1/2” paper strips (in 4 different Tea Boutique DSP designs) on a diagonal to a regular piece of paper (4” x 5 1/4”). The paper was then cut into 1” vertical strips and the patterns mixed up before adding to another piece of white card stock. Now the background is ready to go through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Stitched Greenery Die to create the faux quilting design.
Both cards were finished off with greetings from the Good Feelings stamp set, white ribbon, and flower embellishments.
I really loved the process of coordinating colours and making the patterns with card stock and even inspired myself to experiment some more with faux quilting. I think my mom would be proud to know that her love of quilting is living on even if it is not in the conventional way. Stay tuned to see what I make next with these techniques.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used For This Project
All supplies used in this project can be purchased from my Stampin’ Up! Store.
PAPER: Tea Boutique DSP, Soft Seafoam, Fresh Freesia, Basic White Card Stock, Vellum
STAMPS: Stitchery Stamp Set, Good Feelings Stamp Set
INK: Garden Green, VersaMark
PUNCHES & DIE CUTS: Stitched Greenery Die, Beautiful Shapes Die
TOOLS: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
EMBELLISHMENTS & RIBBON: White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Loose Flower Flourishes