Saturday, May 28, 2011

All Occasion cards - stack & whack quilted

Another quilt card!! I am really loving this concept of using paper pieces to create a quilt pattern and embossing it to give it a quilted look for my cards!! In my perusal of Splitcoast Stampers I found a quilt card that was created using the Stack and Whack quilting technique which I thought was an interesting concept. You stack your pieces of fabric, cut them apart and then swap the pieces to make squares for your quilt!! I used the same concept for these cards. I stacked four pieces of decorative paper exactly the same size. I made three cuts which gave me four pieces of each decorative paper. I swapped the pieces to create four different "wholes".
These were glued to a piece of white cardstock leaving an even gap all the way around and some space between the pieces and then run through the Big Kick in an embossing folder. The embossing really hides any uneven gaps that occurred while gluing, unifies the elements and gives the whole thing the look of a quilted piece!! I wrapped it with a length of fiber which I double knotted on the right hand side. To the left I added a 1 3/4" circle which was laser printed with a digital image layered onto a coordinating scalloped circle (Nestibilities). This large element was then glued to the card front.
Love the look of these quilted cards!! You can see a patchwork one here and a log cabin one here OR check out my labels on the right hand side and click "quilting" to find them!! I watercoloured my laser printed images.
The little patchwork horse is a digital image from Beccy's and the roses and the vase of flowers are digital images from the Paper Squirrel blog. I also used her quilt on the laundry line image which I thought was perfect for a quilted card!!
A set of these would be a great gift for any friend who into quilting!!



  1. very pretty. good idea with the stack and whack. I seem to recall having done that eons ago. Thanks for reminding me. Something else to resurrect.

  2. what a neat idea, I have done fabric quilting but never thought of playing with paper in the same way


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