Monday, January 12, 2009

Faux Paper Quilt

This is a super quick and easy card! I got the idea from my SCS friend Susie Nelson. Susie sent me a cute card, and the focal image looked like a paper quilt. However, as I looked closer, I saw that it was faux! I say it's faux because not all of the pieces were little squares. There were some squares, but they were adhered to a solid piece like pictured below. Susie had scored the big square to mark the pattern then attached smaller squares to every other spot.
For my card, I decided to use the retiring Parisian Summer DSP. I chose 2 patterns with a lot of contrast. I started with a 3 X 3 square of So Saffron dotted paper and scored every inch in both directions. I adhered that to a Bravo Burgundy mat. Then I cut 5 1" squares of striped DSP and adhered them to the So Saffron piece following the grid.
The card base is Pink Pirouette with Tres Chic stamped on it tone on tone. I used the horizontal slot punch to make a tiny slot in the fold of the card for the ribbon to go through. I tied on some Bravo Burgundy narrow grosgrain ribbon and tied pieces of Whisper White and Apricot Appeal (it looks saffron) ribbon on either side of the burgundy knot.

Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Tres Chic; Paper: Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy, Parisian Summer DSP; Ink: Pink Pirouette; Accessories: horizontal slot punch, Bravo Burgundy, Apricot Appeal and Whisper White narrow grosgrain ribbons
Happy stamping!


Kathy W said...

looks like a fun one, I would never have known it was faux either!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Very neat!

Debbi said...

What a great idea. I love doing the quilt look and this will save a lot of time! Thanks for passing this on!!!!

Laura Brown said...

Another wonderful card. I love your color choices. I've seen this done - it's a neat idea!

britta said...

great idea-thanks for sharing how it was done!