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I’m a big fan of quilting but unfortunately I am an absolute klutz when it comes to anything to do with a sewing machine. So I was excited to pretend that I can “quilt” with some new products from Ellen Hutson! I started by stamping a bunch of the pretty floral designs from Pieced Together onto strathmore bristol smooth cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I softly blended distress oxide inks over the embossed designs using spun sugar, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, and salvaged patina. I used a soft cloth to buff the excess ink off the embossed areas and was left with the pretty design over the pastel background. Then I used the Essential Shapes Hexagon dies to die-cut all the designs to create my “quilt” pieces. You could reverse the order of these steps and ink blend first, then stamp and heat-emboss, then die-cut but I didn’t want to have to wait until the panels were totally dry before embossing so it was easier to work in this order.
Once they were all die-cut I started laying them out to get an idea of the pattern and order I preferred. Once I had a layout in place I added adhesive to a top-folding A2 card base and then started adhering them in order. When the full panel was covered I trimmed off the excess. Then I decided to give my quilt a bit of a weathered look and splattered it with water and shimmer spray! While that was drying I stamped a sentiment from Stitched Together onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down to fit across the card panel and adhered it with foam mounting tape to finish the card!
I love how the embossed designs and hexagon shape give this card a textile feel and I think I may have to reproduce it in a bunch of different color variations! I hope this inspires you to create a quilted card! Thanks so much for visiting today and have an amazing day!