Monday, February 13, 2012

My Quilted Valentine

 

Faux quilting on cards is a technique I love that I'd kind of forgotten about.  An online friend from Split Coast Stampers, Arlene, featured a card similar to this on one of our message boards the other day.  I thought it was so cute, I decided to CASE it since I needed a few Valentine's Day cards.

This technique makes use of the Big Shot (113439) & the Stampin' Up! exclusive Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976).

To faux quilt your cardstock design, first cut a card front (mine is Whisper White, cut to 4" x 5 1/4".  Layer punched cutouts and use adhesive to stick them down onto your card front in any pattern you wish.  For this card, I used cut outs punched with the Heart to Heart Punch (119881) and the Modern Label Punch (119849).  Colors used here are Real Red, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, and Basic Gray.(Have to confess for this technique I usually adhere my punched shapes with my Xyron - ssssssshhhhhh!!  You can use any adhesive you like.  I've also used Tombow Multi for this.)  After you've adhered your punched pieces, run the card front through your Big Shot using the Square Lattice folder and voila!!  It ends up looking like a piece of fabric that's been appliqued.

Finally, I stamped my sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White & punched it out with the Word Window Punch (119857) and attached it with Tombow Multi and layered my finished card front onto a Basic Gray card, also using Tombow Multi.

Happy Valentine's Day and happy stampin'!

Jeni

3 comments :

  1. What a cute card Jeni! Love how you transposed it YOUR WAY....lol

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    1. lol Arlene - you know, I keep singing Frank Sinatra in my head every time I hear that phrase ;)

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  2. I love the saying MY WAY --- isn't that what everyone always wants anyway. We are doing it MY WAY --lol.

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