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:

Quilted Autumn

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.

Amish Quilted Autumn

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

Stamped and Embosed Quilted Autumn

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.

6 comments:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. Warm cozy and as pretty as can be!

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

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  5. What fabulous cards Lin, I really like the plain Amish inspired one!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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

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