Saturday, March 12, 2011

Handmade Paper Art book - patchwork

This quilt was fun and easy to do!! I cut quarter sheets of label and we laid strips of decorative paper down on the sticky side leaving space between all the pieces. Once the piece of label was completely covered we trimmed the decorative paper to its edge and sprinkled gold embossing powder on the front which was caught in all the places where the label's adhesive had been left exposed. A run under the heat gun and we had gold threads running through our patchwork!! They looked great!! We glued them to the handmade paper sheet, added our embellished quote by overlapping it onto the patchwork and attaching it with brads which nicely attached all the pieces together. The dragonfly die cut (cut from sheets made the first day) was stapled on and the black body part nicely covered the staples.

I chose this quote because as our lives get busy we need to be sure that time with friends is woven in into our days!!



  1. I love doing this patchwork embossing technique. You get such wow papers as a result. Nice card. Quote is wonderful.

  2. Thank you for the idea of using label sheets for the backing on a quilt card instead of applying adhesive to cardstock. I will have to give this a try.


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