Sunday, October 4, 2015

Quilted Autumn

I finally ordered and received PTI's Quilted Autumn stamp set and matching dies, and played with them as soon as they came - here are a couple of cards using them.  I used blue backgrounds on each one because a big part of fall to me are the crisp blue skies highlighting the gorgeous fall colors:

This first one is a mix of Doodlebug design papers and a favorite Hero Arts sentiment, sadly discontinued (from Made with Love).   The "warm wishes" is a perfect match for a quilt pattern, I think.

The next one was influenced by our recent trip to what we in Ohio refer fondly to as "Amish Country": Holmes County, Ohio, just a hop, skip and a jump down the road from us.  My husband and I spent a gorgeous fall day there on Friday, stocking up on bulk-food items, enjoying the beautiful scenery and a meal at one of the home-style restaurants.  It was decorated with lots of Amish-style quilts, which are always done in solid colors.  My sentiment on this one is a Simon Christmas die set, Christmas Blessings, and I used a Tim Holtz Kraft-Core pad for my solid papers.

And finally, I used the stamp set and stamped some patterns on the die-cut elements:

The dotty background is a BoBunny double dot paper, the sentiment is from Winnie & Walter's Big, Bold, & Blessings, and I embossed everything with a circle-pattern Darice embossing folder, to make it look even more like a quilt.


adele holcomb said...

Nice job! I especially like the last one with the embossing looking like quilting. I have my eye on this die too. I have the summer one that I like a lot -- I'll have to try one with embossing.

Aileen said...

Lin, these cards are so beautiful. Love the quilt look and the colours you used.

Lisa Elton said...

Warm cozy and as pretty as can be!

Brenda said...

I always associate you with the quilted look on cards Lin! This is right up your alley! Lovely fall colours!

kiwimeskreations said...

What fabulous cards Lin, I really like the plain Amish inspired one!

Cat Craig said...

I love that last one, looks quilted and then quilted again. Fabulous.