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.


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:

MarcyK924 said...

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

Caroline said...

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

LauraJane:) said...

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

Cat Craig said...

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

Virginia L. said...

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 :)

Vicky said...

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

Cathy A said...

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

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

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

rcwidow (Linda) said...

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

My Paper Epiphany said...

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!

nwilliams6 said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wow!

Jackie said...

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

Dawn T said...

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

Unknown said...

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

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant and gorgeous Lin.
luv
Debby

Cheri Reed said...

That is beautiful. The colors and texture are delightful.

Maureen Morton said...

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.

Sandy said...

This really looks neat Lin - great art work!
Sandy

Jacquie Southas said...

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

Helen L said...

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

Elizabeth Allan said...

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

cheryl (clee') said...

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

Therese said...

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

Leni said...

Just perfect in every way!

Jacqueline said...

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

Helen L said...

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!!!

Judy1223 said...

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

My Paper Epiphany said...

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