Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – Quilted Vintage Leaves
Did my title fool you? I’d love to be able to share quilted goodness with you but my quilting skills leave much to be desired so I will have to make do with the quilted card variety. I was roaming the internet recently, looking for inspiration and found the most gorgeous card (IMHO) that instantly made me think of quilts and autumn and all the other things that go with that season and I just had to make one.
Here is my version of that lovely card, making me wish that autumn was really here (the days are still too hot for May!). The different colours and patterns together with the texture are just beautiful and one of the best parts, it’s a great way to use up your washi tape, I don’t know about you but I have tons of it!
This look is very easy to recreate, I cut a piece of cardstock a bit bigger than my framelit, made my selection of washi tape (mix and match till you come up with a combination you like), adhered my tape down (I used my grid paper to help me keep it straight) and then cut it out with my framelit and ran it though an embossing folder. I used the same technique on the strip across the bottom, added a stamped sentiment and some embellishments to finish it off.
I used the same leaf framelit as the original for my first card and thought I’d try it with a different one to see if I liked it and here is the result
I think these are supposed to be oak leaves, but whatever they are, I like this version better than the first. As this leaf is thinner than the other one I decided to make two and changed the card base to Pumpkin Pie and used Bermuda Bay baker’s twine instead of the linen thread. The sentiment is from the same stamp set (Rose Wonder) and the candy dots on both cards are from the It’s My Party enamel dots.
I really love these cards (can you tell?), I think one with the wedding sentiment from the same stamp set would be lovely for an autumn, rustic or country themed wedding, imagine one paired with an actual quilt as the gift!
Some of the items on these cards are retired or retiring soon, but that doesn’t matter, this style of card (it probably has a name but I’m calling it the quilt technique 😉 ) is perfect for using up all those lovely rolls of washi tape. I’ve done some more experimenting with this technique and have sweet little 3D project to share next time, I hope you’ll come back to see.
PS: I forgot to mention the insides, they have the same cardstock layers as the front with two rows of washi tape across the bottom.
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Quilted Vintage Leaves Recipe
Standard A4 card base (14.8 x 10.5cm)
Layer 1: 13.8 x 9.5cm
Layer 2: 13.3 x 9cm
Strip across bottom: 2 x 9cm
Crushed Curry cardstock (item# 131288)
Pumpkin Pie cardstock (item# 108601)
Old Olive cardstock (item# 106576)
Thick Whisper White cardstock (item# 140490)
Old Olive inkpad (item# 126953)
Pumpkin Pie inkpad (item# 126945)
Leaflets Framelits (item# 138283)
Rose Wonder stamp set (item# 140697)
Linen Thread (item# 104199)
Bermuda Bay baker’s twine (item# 134575)
It’s My Party Enamel Dots (item# 140554 – Retiring)