Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pattern Play

On World Card Making Day, the Winnie & Walter blog had several great challenges for us, but I didn't get around to playing until just now.  This one is called Pattern Play, and Shay challenged us to play with patterns.  In thinking about this, I can't think of anything that uses pattern more than quilts, and so I decided to make one of my little quilt cards to enter this challenge.

W&W Pattern Play

I used a punch to cut 9 squares, mostly from Simple Stories Harvest Lane paper pad, and then pieced them together on a backing.  As I always do, that panel was embossed with an embossing folder, to simulate quilting, and then framed in a Core'dinations brick cardstock. (the binding)  Then I remembered these matching stickers from the same collection, and I thought this would be the perfect time to use them, so that leafy branch went over the top of my quilt.  I finished with a simple welcome home sentiment from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and Blessings, stamped in Simon's Lipstick Red ink.  

Our boys are far from home, in warmer climates, and they rarely get home here - it's usually easier for us to go to them.  But my fondest wish would be for them to be home at this, my favorite time of year.  This is kind of the thinking behind this card......a Mom can dream, can't she?

Shay, is this enough pattern for you?  :))  Thanks for visiting!

11 comments:

  1. I love the way you did this! Because it's matted and there is plenty of white space, the patterns are pleasing and not overwhelming. Love the paper pieced tree too!

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  2. So cozy!! Love the paper pieced branch atop the quilted background!!

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  3. Oh how fun, it reminds me of a crazy quilt!!

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  4. So pretty Lin. It is a fabulous card.

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  5. Love this! Like wrapping up in a beautiful fall quilt on a chilly evening!

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  6. Lin the quilted feel of your design is so fabulous!! A beautiful card!

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  7. Lin,your quilt cards have are many of my favorite cards you do. The embossing folder you've used really makes the card look quilted.
    I know what you mean by wanting your family to come home. I miss the days of seeing my daughters and their families in our home. As a mom ,I think you never outgrow the need to have everyone together. Enjoy your times when you get to visit them.

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  8. This card needs to be CASED - by me!
    Lin, your creation is so warm and welcoming in all those yummy patterns. (Pinning to my quilt board)

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  9. I always love your "quilt" cards too! Such wonderful papers that you used ~ and the stickers are the perfect touch :-)
    A Mom can always dream ~ I am right there with you ~ wishing my girls were closer too!

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  10. This is gorgeous Lin! I think it is so hard to work with these bold patterns but you did a wonderfull job. Love it!!!

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  11. Wow what a fabulous play of patterned paper :)

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