Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Family is a Patchwork ....

I was bopping around Pinterest and found a great tutorial for making a patchwork background.  Couldn't wait to give it a try, and here is my result:

A Family is a Patchwork

supplies: seafoam and kraft cardstocks, papers from Simple Stories Harvest Lane, Echo Park This & That and Happy Days, October Afternoon 9 to 5 buttons, jute twine, Sizzix little flowers embossing folder, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares

My strips are 1/2" and the majority of the papers are from my Simple Stories Harvest Lane paper pad, which also provided the center image - its sentiment could not be more perfect!  I used a little floral embossing folder to emboss the patchwork background before attaching it to my card base.  

Entering this into the Moxie Fab World's Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks Week: Journaling Cards challenge.

23 comments:

  1. Lin, that quilted background is fabulous. The embossing really makes it look realistic.

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  2. This is wonderful! I need to try it!

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  3. this is a wonderful technique - thanks for pointing me to it - your card is wonderful as always and so YOU!! i might have to do an "inspired by lin" patchwork card.

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  4. This is so lovely and so you! Great colors, details and design! Thanks for the link - wish I had more time to browse Pintrest.

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  5. Gorgeous! Only a quilter would cut up all that paper just to put it back together again in a different configuration.

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  6. Jaw dropping WOW!!!
    Here's your winner judges:)
    LOVE every detail..piecing,stitching...depth I could go on!

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  7. WOW I love this looks so effective and the colours are fabulous. Caroline xxx

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  8. Hi Lin, what a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'll definitely try it once. Your cards are a source of inspiration, so beautiful. Greetings Yolanda

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  9. Awesome! Your card gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling, love the sentiment Lin!

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  10. It is so beautiful, Lin! Love the wonderful country feel - so warm and cozy looking! Nicely done!

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  11. great card Lin. Watched the video. What a great idea.

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  12. Gorgeous patchwork background Lin and the patchwork heart and journaling really make this special

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  13. WOW - that quilted background is amazing! I just love it and thank you for sharing it!!

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  14. Hi Lin, What a fantastic card! I really love the homespun feel of this card. Thanks for the link. I ought to try this.

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  15. I love country and I love your card. I wish I knew how to bop around Pinterest but I never get where I think I should be going!! Love your creation Lin!!
    Sandy

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  16. Fabulous, Lin. I thought that was a layout, not a card! I'd say winner if I were picking for that Moxie "Journaling Cards" challenge!

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  17. LOVE this...just Gorgeous and so You too!! xoxoxo!

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  18. You poured into SO much love and creativity into this card! It's a work of art!! Love it, Lin!

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  19. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for the heads up on the tutorial. I am definitely going to try.

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  20. Gorgeous card & thanks for the link to the tutorial - I see it is easier than it looks, but the results are still stunning!

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  21. absolutely adore the quilted background on this, Lin!! i see a winner!! love love it!

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  22. Love how this turned out Lin--must try embossing over a patchwork like this! Having fun catching up on my blog reading and am enjoying all your terrific work friend!

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