Saturday, April 9, 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge

The shop featured this week at the Etsy Inspired Challenge is called Think Fast Designs, featuring lots of lovely quilts!  After seeing Virginia's and Savannah's blog posts, I was inspired to play, and chose this Coin Quilt as my inspiration:


As you might know, I used to be a quilter, but once I discovered card-making I've neglected my quilting badly.  So doing a little quilt card like this makes me happy! 


Using a 1 1/4 inch square punch, I punched out lots of these patterns from October Afternoon and a few Cosmo Cricket papers, then cut each square in half and pieced them as you see on a piece of white cardstock.  To simulate quilting, I then ran the panel through a Sizzix embossing folder, see detail below.  To finish, I bordered it in a little green print and added some twine, a heart button and the sentiment.  Thanks, EIC, I had a blast making this!


supplies: white cardstock, October Afternoon The Thrift Shop and Fly a Kite paper pads, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Mini Deck,My Mind's Eye  "Little Blossom" dp (border), Sizzix tiny flowers embossing folder, Hero Arts CL188 SparkleClear Tea (sentiment), white twine, heart button

34 comments:

  1. What an amazing quilt card, Lin!! I love all the patterns and you arranged them perfectly - great take on the inspiration quilt!!

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  2. Wowsers I totally about feel off my chair. This is too cute for words. I love how you embossed it all for a quilted finish - genius!
    Hugs, Ruth S

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  3. What a brilliant idea to emboss this to look like a quilt...it totally works! Gorgeous work, Lin, it's like you went back to your quilting roots for this wonderful inspiration.
    blessings~

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  4. Oh WOW, what a cool card, this really looks like a quilt!! FABULOUS!

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  5. Wow! Absolutely STUNNING, Lin!

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  6. Love your quilt card! Beautiful papers.

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  7. Wow!!!! How PERFECFT!! You used the perfect CB to add the textures...why didn't I tink of that!??? I'm not a quilter, that's why !!(LOL)!! Thanks SO much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge, Lin!! :)

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  8. Thanks also for sharing how you did it...I love the Sizzix folder you use!! You are the "BESTEST"!!

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  9. This really does look like a quilt! How creative a great way to use left over DP too!

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  10. Lin... This is just wow! I could see this in a quilt. Gorgeous!!!

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  11. Beautiful design! The papers, the embossing, what a great 'quilt' card. TFS the 'how-to's. ;-)

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  12. wow! what a beautiful take on the challenge, Lin!! love love the quilted look. fabulous card!

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  13. This card is sooooooo awesome!!!! tfs!!

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  14. Oh, Lin...what can I say? This is SO fabulous! I love how you embossed the card after piecing the patterned papers together...it totally resembles a quilt, texture and all! LOVE this!

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  15. Lin, this is incredible! I think this should be framed in a pretty white frame and hung where everyone can see it. Or something...it is too beautiful to be hidden away!

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  16. Oh I just love this Lin....it looks soooo good....and great use of the inspiration.

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  17. This is amazing, Lin! Beautiful texture and combinations of papers that you used, I love them all! Have you seen the new CC line?

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  18. gorgeous Lin... just like the real thing.

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  19. I am speechless!!!! Amazing card!!!

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  20. Just gorgeous Lin!! This is your specialty!

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  21. Oh, wow Lin!! This card made my jaw drop to the floor, it's amazing! I too think you should frame it :)

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  22. Love this! Great paper and colors!

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  23. Oh Lin I love it! Its wonderful.... and so is the Coin Quilt of course. Never heard of this design before.

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  24. Wow! I saw this in the OA gallery and just swooned! LOVELY!

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  25. OK, Lin!! You have got to send me some of your creativity! This card is STUNNING! Love that the embossing makes this card look like the quilt! FAB FAB FAB! You rocked it! Fingers cross you win! LOOOOOOVE!

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  26. Just exquisite, Lin! I would love to have a quilt just like that to use on my bed!! (But, maybe in shades of teal/blue/green). Your cards are just amazing!

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  27. Wow, did you ever nail this challenge, Lin! It looks exactly like the photo- wonderful!

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  28. That is so beautiful Lun! Love the colours!

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  29. this turned out great! i love this technique! your card is perfect for the inspiration

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  30. Absolutely beautiful! I love the patterned papers you used and the embossing over the whole thing gives it such a quilt like feel.

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  31. WoWzers!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful quilt like texture in your card!!! This is perfect for your inspiration piece!! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!

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  32. Love that you embossed the paper, great color.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!