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:


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:

Brenda said...

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

rcwidow (Linda) said...

This is wonderful! I need to try it!

Betty said...

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.

Maureen Morton said...

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

Jackie said...

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

LauraJane:) said...

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

Caroline said...

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

Yolanda said...

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

Cindy C. said...

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

Barb said...

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

Dawn T said...

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

Cathy A said...

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

Maureen Chandler said...

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

Brenda said...

Love that quilted look Lin!

Teresa W. said...

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

Sandy said...

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

Darnell said...

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!

Kelly Booth said...

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

Virginia L. said...

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

Dorothy C. said...

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

Jacquie Southas said...

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

Alice said...

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

Deb Stamps Life, LLC Deb Walker said...

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!