Friday, November 6, 2015

Buttoned Quilt Card

Hello All and Happy Friday,

I don't know why but it has been quite a long week.. No particular reason just long... So for today I am playing along with Always Playing with Paper sketch challenge and Pals Paper Arts color challenge. Here is my card for tonight!

These are remnants from a previous project. I couldn't let them go to
waste so I used them for another card.
Entering Challenges:


The card is a bit different from the sketch in that
I used a portrait layout vs. the sketches landscape layout..
But I feel the essence of the design is clear. 
Dry embossing the quilt base gives it an authentic feel
of a quilt. The brown banner and embellishment look black
but in actuality is a very dark chocolate color following the
color challenge as much as I could.
I thought the sentiment was well suited for the card. the button embellishments
are just a nice added touch to this country quilt.
Like I said previously this card uses remnants from a previous project which looks considerably different then this one. Both of them have their merits and I feel they are both so pretty in their own way.

As you can probably surmise, paper piecing was an important part of this design. The lattice die cut from Stampin' Up! was used to create the quilt. After each piece was placed I ran it through my machine to dry emboss the card for more texture. I think this card feels like country meets white modern and I think they do get along..

Thank you so much for joining me tonight and I do appreciate your visit. If you feel so inclined to leave a comment that would be appreciated as well.. Take care everyone and we will see you soon!

All the best,


Geri said...

WOWZERS!!! You seriously paper pieced the background? IT IS INCREDIBLE! Well done!!! I love how you tucked the sentiment diecut in the circle! It was a pleasure visiting your blog. Thanks for joining in the fun at The Challenge :)

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Shawna! I LOve the look of the patterned paper in its dry-embossed way! Why haven't I tried that yet? Thanks so much for playing cards with us at The Challenge this week - gorgeous card!

BożenA said...

A beautiful autumn colors and perfectly balanced arrangement of elements. I really like the background, such variety.

Shawna said...

It isn't patterned paper it is all paper piecing.

Petra Swart said...

Your paper piecing with the dry embossing really gives a lovely quilted look, Shawna!!!! I love the colours combined with all the white!!! Love the two buttons you added and I do like the idea to use the sketch in the portrait lo!!!! A beautiful card, my friend!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Soooo pretty! Love that beautiful paper peeking out through the die cut! Glad you shared it at PPA!!

Michelle Gleeson said...

Love the die cut and the way the background comes through.

Darnell said...

There's a lot of creativity going on here, Shawna, all of it fabulous! That background was quite a bit of work, but so worth it. It seriously looks like a quilt! You should also link up to Pixie's Crafty Workshop where the only rule is to use up your scraps! And thank you for joining in the fun at The Challenge! I love how you captured the essence of the sketch!! Hugs, Darnell

Unknown said...

Truly beautiful. I love the way white adds contrast to all the textures and colors going on. Thanks so much for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Monika Reeck said...

are you make a joke
it must be much more time than 20 Minute (wink wink)
miss lady your quilting is worthed
Its paper pieced oh my Gosh
you are really put many details on a card
unlike me
I like making CAS fast and then I can jump to comment (the job from ówner of challenge first then friends blog)
I love this I love the die cut in the middle
I love all on this card
now it is 23:40
my computer so slow
or maybe your blog so heavy Shawna
my friend HN told me so many BADGE made my blog slowly to download
I put not much BADGE more now hehe a bit naughty :) but it help to make follower faster at downloading my blog sweety
ok it was about technique maybe your hubby know it?
one more ADORABLE use the color combo too

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