Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MIM: No-Sew Quilted Card

I have so many new pins thanks to Dawn's challenge! I immediately went to Pinterest after watching the Make-It-Monday's video and scoured the quilt patterns. It makes me want to get my sewing machine out and sew a quilt! I went for second best and found a great quilt that reminded me so much of the Papertrey Ink dies and stamps. Here was my inspiration:
I just got the Diagonals dies and stamps with my last order so I grabbed the dies and sort of combined making my own cover plate with making a no-sew quilt. I placed the diagonals dies and then cut out different pattern papers from my stash. I love going through my scraps and seeing which colors look good together and I get to see all of the lovely papers in bits and pieces. Anyway, back to my card for the challenge. After I placed the itty bitty diagonal pieces into the card, I ran the paper through my Grand Calibur with the sunshine impression plate. At the bottom of my card, I added a strip of Raspberry Fizz paper, the "thank you" from the Wonderful Words line, and a glittery green button. Although this card was very difficult to photograph, this is one of my favorite techniques. I know I will make more no-sew quilt!
Here's a close up of the no-sew quilt effect with the sunshine impression plate.

10 comments:

Lin said...

Love your paper quilt, Kristy! You really used the white space to your advantage, and your "quilting" is perfection!

Cecilie said...

Beautiful card! I love quilts for inspiration for cards.

Marcia HIll said...

This is so incredibly beautiful...love, love, LOVE it! Your colors and design are just perfect! :0)

Joyce said...

Love this. It's gorgeous.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your take on the challenge - tons of white space, gorgeous pops of color and great embossing!

Morag said...

Just beautiful! Love the pattern and the bright colours.

Kay said...

Oh, I'm pinning this one to "borrow" your design! This is fabulous! Now I have to have those diagonal dies. I love the colors and patterns you chose for your quilt- absolutely stunning!

victoria h said...

your card is just like the inspiration quilt- lovely

Patti said...

What a clever idea to go to Pinterest for some authentic quilt ideas : ) Brilliant!!

I love your card. It is a fantastic design and the colors you selected are the best!!

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Helen F. said...

WOW, Kristy, your card resembles that beautiful real life quilt so closely I had to look twice :-)
Really love the colors and the Diagonals dies and stamps are just perfect.