Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No Sew Quilt Card

The other day I was reading Joyce's Cards by the Sea blog and came across her no sew quilt card. I'm a big fan of quilts and an even bigger fan of not sewing so I had to check it out.  She linked to a tutorial that was easy peasy.  I decided I had to make one for myself.
I did do some modifications. Instead of having my quilted layer be the front of the card, I layered it onto a card.  I also drew some faux stitching around the outer edge.  I ran a pattern tracing wheel over it first so it made little indentations like stitching.  I used a hexagon embossing folder for the quilted look.  In hindsight, maybe I should have flipped the folder over so the quilting would be indented instead of sticking up, but I was still quite pleased with my card, and with the fact that I tried a new technique.

The Fine Print: Greeting stamp by Simon Says Stamp, papers by Stampin' Up, punched with a 1-3/8" EK Success punch, mat square (around greeting) by Spellbinders, hexagon folder by Stampin' Up. Now If I could just figure out a no sew way to hem pants...!

19 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's a really lovely card....the colours are gorgeous and the quilting is perfect! Wish my sewing was as neat :-)
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Irish Cherokee said...

I love quilts Judy. This really looks like a quilt. Pretty.

Jessi Fogan said...

I LOVE this! The embossing is soooo cool, the perfect touch really - and the patterns you chose are gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Looks great. The faux stitching is the perfect touch -- I've often wondered about using one of those tracing wheels, but never bothered to dig mine out to try it. Now I know it works.

SARN said...

Hi PJ . . . WOW this is really different and very stylish indeed.

Good job!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Patricia said...

Brilliant I love this idea. The colours and patterns you have used are great. What a wonderful way to use up some scraps of paper and card.
Really like the Faux stitching I do that a fair bit, saves getting the machine out!!
Hugs

Patricia x

jimlynn said...

It's beautiful and looks just like a little quilt. Love all the different patterned papers you used.
Lynn

Carol L said...

Very effective use of snippets with this fun quilt card! I love the combination of designs and colors you chose too!

scrappymo! said...

What a pretty quilt! Great job on it. Like you say, it is fun to try new ideas and have the result such a pretty card.

Shoshi said...

I love this, Judy. Quilts are so lovely, but take a lot of doing! I tried it once but never got into it properly. Doing it in paper is such a cool idea!!

Thanks for your two lovely comments on my blog. Dyeing isn't for everyone and you do need to be set up for it really, and I am soooo fortunate to have such a wonderful creative space! Glad you enjoyed the ride even if you don't feel like doing it yourself! As for the card, thanks for persevering to the end. While I was doing it I had my moments when I thought, "I don't like this..." but as the Mixed Media Artists' motto says, "In mixed media, there are no mistakes, only layers!" I love how it builds up. Glad you liked the end result!

Shoshi

Janeen said...

what a great card. love your color choices and papers. and you know I love the NO SEWING part.

Susan (rainy) said...

What a great technique! Went and watched the video. Thanks for the link. Love your no-sew quilty creation! The faux stitching is a perfect touch.

Greta said...

I still need to try the technique & you've inspired me to do it! This is beautiful!

Cherie said...

Love all of those pattern together! The embossing really does give it that quilted effect.

Bonnie said...

You should be please, PJ! This is beautiful! I love the arrangement and colors of the papers and I think the honeycomb looks wonderful!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, wow, WOW!!! the embossing soooooooooo totally makes this look like a REAL (fabric!) quilted card!!! that is so cool, i have to try it!!! (WOW, love this!) <3

MaryH said...

This has to be my hands down fav of what I've enjoyed tonight. I love quilts, and especially the 'old patterns'. With the papers you chose, this card has the feel of an old, well worn quilt, so cozy & warm. I'll be checking that link, as I've never really done a quilt card. Love this one. Well done, PJ. TFS

chrissy xx said...

WoW! I'm LOving this! It's sooo pretty and Wonderful colours.
Chrissyxx

butterfly said...

Ooh, that's fab - such pretty patterns and a great colour combo - great card!
Alison x