Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Square Punch Challenge

Another of Cath's challenges tied to a new publication is called The Square Punch challenge; we are to incorporate punched squares into our design.

As a matter of fact, the reason I have my 2 sizes of square punches is to use them to make little quilts on my cards.  So for this card, I punched white 3/4" squares and 4 colors of dotted ones, then cut them all on the diagonal to make these triangles, and then pieced them back together into a pinwheel design.  Then I added a thin green border and a wider white one, and "bound" it with a very thin blue frame.  As I usually do, I then embossed it to make it look like it's been "quilted".  And I think "warm wishes" makes a good sentiment to go with a quilt.

MFW Square Punch

supplies: white, green, and aqua cardstock, Amuse dotted papers, 3/4" square punch,  Hero Arts CL491 Made with Love, VersaFine onyx black ink, Cuttlebug Wicker Weave Embossing folder, 

28 comments:

  1. This is SUCH a happy card, Lin, because anyone would know who made it! I adore the colors and that quilt pattern makes me swoon! Perfect for the MFW challenge! XOXO

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  2. This is gorgeous what a fabulous idea love the colours and the embossing looks really effective. Caroline xxx

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  3. I Love your "quilted" cards Lin.
    The colors speak "AUTUMN" today:)

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  4. As I was going through reader and I saw this photo, I knew it had to be one of yours. Gorgeous.

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  5. Oh my my!! How perfect is this card!! I love the quilted pattern and embossed details! It's absolutely SWEET and BEAUTIFUL, Lin!I can certainly say this card is quite true to your signature style!! I love Marcy's comment :)

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  6. You are the queen of paper quilting! Gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect!

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  7. Wow, this looks so effective Lin. The texture adds another dimension to the the project.

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  8. This is so awesome...I love how you combine quilting into your cards!!

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  9. This is perfect! I am going to attempt this technique!

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  10. Wow, this is gorgeous - such clever quilting and lining up the embossing with the background embossing is sooo effective - I'm in awe of how perfectly it has been done!

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  11. That is such a pretty card! It does look quilted and I love the color combination.

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  12. What an adorable little quilt on your card Lin. It is perfect. Love the white spaces with the dots. It looks amazing.

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  13. Lin this is beyond beautiful. I love, love it! This type of card is on my "to-try" list. Thanks for the inspiration

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  14. Oh this is brilliant and gorgeous Lin.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. That is beautiful. The colors and texture are delightful.

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  16. Wonderfully cozy and oh, so dear, Lin! You must be a woman of great patience with all those tiny paper triangles. My mother-in-law was a great quilter and I know she would have loved this gem, as do I.

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  17. This really looks neat Lin - great art work!
    Sandy

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  18. beautiful! The design & colors are wonderful and the embossing truly does add that finishing touch!

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  19. Love the "piecing" of the triangles to make the "quilt", and I love the embossing that makes it look "quilted". Wonderful idea and card!!

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  20. It is "hip to be square" and you are definitely one cool designer Lin!

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  21. Such a perfect card, especially since I love quilts too!

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  22. What a great & appropriate way for this challenge! It's so lovely and so you!

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  23. Congratulations Lin, after reading Cath's commentary I understood how amazing this card is!!

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  24. congrats on being picked to show your card on Moxie Fab!!! I'm so excited for you!! :-) I'd already pinned this card: it is Moxie Fab!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!!

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  25. Congratulations on your win, Lin! This IS a total winner in my book! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  26. Congrats on your win - I new it would be a winner the moment I saw it!

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