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Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Strip Quilt" Card Set

Hello Everyone!

Today I wanted to share a set of cards that I made in a strip quilt kind of style. They were a lot of work but fun to do!

The papers are Vista, Fairway, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Mountain Rose, and Antique Gold, in text and cardstock weight, all from The Paper Temptress.
The beautiful ribbons are from the "Shimmer Satin Assortment" from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The roses in the center of the bows are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

First, I stamped the scraps of assorted papers in VersaMark ink then sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set. Then I colored in the leaves and flowers, cut into strips, glued the strips to a piece of cardstock, cut and positioned on the card. I think the results are pretty cool. ;)
I hand drew the sentiments and embossed them as well as the edges of the "quilt".

Thanks so much for dropping by!
I would love to here what you think!
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Sussie said...

You did an amazing job with these! Lovely cards!

Toucan Scraps said...

gorgeous and so creative

Andrea said...

Wow, these are such gorgeous cards - must have taken a long time. Love the embossing and the ribbons.
Love, Andrea xx

mansi said...

beautiful cards True..very innovative

Randi WS said...

Oh WOW Trudy, these are amazing!! You've had LOTS of work with these ones - but it sure paid out great!! ;)

Lots of love, Randi WS

CheckerBeads said...

Wow! Those are super cool cards!


Tabitha said...

Beautiful card. Looks like it was time consuming but the like you said the end result is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

OK...I NEED one of those cards! and awesome instructions! LOL I don't mine a lot of work if it comes out soooooo amazing. These are GREAT!!! very beautiful...I promise to get the pendant inthe mail tomorrow! UGH I am a loser!!

Joan V said...

Oh, Trudy, these cards are so pretty. What a great way to use scraps. Thank you for sharing.

Lorraine said...

Wow, that's a lot of work, but the end results are gorgeous! I love all that gold embossing.

Sheena said...

so pretty

Juls said...

wow this is gorgeous! Love your embossing! Hugs Juls

Merry said...

Wow, a lot of work has gone into these cards...so beautiful.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow this is amazing the work you put into that I cant imagine all the pieces you had to put together for it to look so beautiful!!!

SemSee said...

Hiya True! First, thank you so much for following my blog - I have now become a follower of yours too!! Second ... WOW!!! What AMAZING cards! I adore your quilt technique - they must have taken you ages! Absolutely STUNNING!!! Hugs, Sem x

Minnamanna said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!!

Of course I will become one of your followers, your creations are so amazing :)
Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog!

Grace said...

Hi True! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comment! I already was a follower of yours but so glad I came today to see this incredible quilt embossed beautiful project! It blows me away! Being a quilter myself, I love anything quilts... and this is so unique and I love the gold embossing... wow!!! No wonder I follow you!!!

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous cards True, must try this technique! Thank you for becoming a follower, wishing you and your family a wonderful 2011, take careX:)

Darla said...

Wonderful cards!! I think I'm too late for an entry for the book but wanted to comment anyway to tell you I think your colouring is fantastic all the time so glad to hear you have cards published in this book!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! Lots of work involved but the end result is fantastic!