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Monday, February 10, 2014

Papertrey Ink Challenge: Day 6

There's still lots to see and do at Papertrey Ink's 7th Anniversary Party
Today's challenge: use word or alphabet dies. (details here ). I've actually 
been working on this card for a while, but when I read today's challenge, 
I realized it would meet the requirements. I love sewing and quilting
 (and paper crafting too!!) so when I saw this wall quilt on Pinterest, 
I wanted to make a Paper Quilt Card for my husband for Valentine's Day.
Shabby Chic Wall Quilt Heart Decor by LittleTreasureQuilts
My Paper Quilt Card
I used lots of Papertrey Inks, card stock, stamps and dies on this card. 
A detailed outline of my process is shown below.

Stamping Background Papers
 All of the background papers were stamped before cutting and piecing
"the quilt". I used the Pinterest Quilt to make a pattern and determine how
 each section would look. The diagram below shows the different
 patterns used and the placement of each. I started by die cutting  
Cover Plate: Diagonals from Raspberry Fizz card stock.
Then I trimmed the inside, in order to leave a thin frame. This
 creates the appearance of binding that you would see on quilts.

I glued a piece of graph paper to the back of the frame, making 
sure to have it even and 'squared ' in the corners. Before adding the rest 
of the papers I stamped the frame as shown in the supplies list below.
A - Vintage Cream card stock; Hibiscus Burst ink; Bitty Background Blocks
B - Parchment Paper (Recollections); Bitty Background Blocks + Kraft Ink
      Flower and Leaves (Birds and Blossoms + Hibiscus Burst + Simply Chartreuse inks)
C - (includes frame/hearts) Raspberry Fizz card stock; Pure Poppy ink; Bitty Background Blocks
D - Tan Parchment Paper (Recollections); Leaf (Tag-It's + Kraft ink)
E - Tan Parchment Paper (Recollections); Hibiscus Burst + Pure Poppy inks
      flowers (Garden Variety)
F - Tan Parchment Paper (Recollections);  Flower (Tag-It's #3 + Vineyard Berry: CTMH)
      gingham (Bitty Background Blocks + Pure Poppy ink)
G - Beige paper from my stash; flower (Garden Variety II + Hibiscus Burst & Pure Poppy); 
      leaf (Birds & Blooms + Simply Chartreuse ink)
H - Canvas Parchment Paper; Text Style + Kraft ink

The patches (1/2" square punch) were the first pieces placed into the frame. 
Each one was glued to the graph paper.

The right side strip (1/2" x 4 1/8") and the top strip (7/8" x 3 1/2") were added. 
The 2" x 2" square was positioned for the main focal point. 
The last papers to be cut and glued were the left side and the portion 
between the square and the patchwork. By working this way I was 
able to 'dry fit' each piece and make sure they would all work.

Die Cut Details
 Heart Print Dies
Large and Small Hearts - Raspberry Fizz/Pure Poppy paper (Print C)
Medium Hear : Kraft Felt        Accent: Light pink adhesive pearl

Lower Case Modern Alphabet Dies
Print C was used to cut each letter. 
I  re-cut the letter "o" by overlapping  the "l" and "v" dies, 
then re-cut the "e" by overlapping the "v" die. Once the 
letters were positioned, it looked like a word die cut. 
I don't have many word dies, so this is something that I will 
be doing again. I love the look!! 

Finishing Details
The Pure Poppy stitching lines were created with Sew Simple Borders 
(I positioned the stamp on my block in a curved design).
The large and small asterisks (Framed Out #5 and #7) were added.
This close-up also shows the machine stitching that I did 
along the edges to create the look of a quilted wall hanging.
The finished card front was glued to the Rustic Cream card base.

Card Interior
I used more of the  'patches' to create a border along the bottom 
of the card. These were positioned onto a piece of graph paper, and 
then edges were sponged with Vintage Tea Dye Chamomile ink, before 
being glued to the card base. The sentiment (Love Lives Here) was stamped 
with Raspberry Fizz ink.  The small heart (Tiny Treats: Valentines) and 
the arrow (Tag-It's #11) covers a little blooper I made!!

This was a labour of love!! 
There were several points along the way when I thought:
 "Why am I doing this?"   "Will I ever finish this?" 
But in the end, it is one of my favourite cards. 

Have you ever made a Paper Quilt?  Do you think you would like to try one?
Next time, I'm going to be looking for co-ordinating 
patterned papers to help speed up the process!!

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Kara said...

so awesome!

Monica K. said...

Such a cool card! The detail is amazing!

Jenny said...

Wow! I can see tha it was indeed a labor of love. Your attention to detail is keen. It turned out gorgeous!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful, beyond words. This is truly a gift from y our heart. Well thought out and executed. A card to be treasured forever.

Vicki Dutcher said...

THUD! This is an amazing quilted card -- your choice of pattern and color is beautiful~