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Paper Quilting 103

More exciting things to do with that paper quilted rectangle!  I am warning you right now that this is a very addictive technique.  My stamping group, The Wild Women of the West Stampers, have been paper quilting off and on for 6 months and there is no end in sight.  (Disclaimer - The only thing wild about this group is our name!)

In this lesson you will learn to die cut, emboss that die cut piece and use both the negative and positive results of the cutting.

Photo 1 shows the Spellbinders Label 13 centered on the quilted rectangle.  The die has been fixed in place with a low tack painter's masking tape.  It is very important  that the die not shift in the cutting process.

In photo 2 the result of die cutting with the Label 13 is in a Sizzix embossing folder.  The die cut machine shown here is the Spellbinder's Wizard.

You can see in photo 3 the positive and negative from die cutting of the rectangle.  You will need to carefully trim the excess off the lower and left side of the negative portion to be able to use it.

The negative portion is used in a card that is at the top of photo 4.   A phrase by Hero Arts is stamped on cream card stock, die cut in an oval shape and centered in the opening.  Note the sponging with dark brown ink on the inner edges of the quilted piece, the oval phrase and the outer edge of the card base.  This pulls the card together very nicely.

The card shown on the lower part of photo 4 shows the use of the positive Label 13.  The edges have been sponged on the label, the oval Hero Arts phrase  (die cut Spellbinders Mega Oval Nestabilities) and the peach oval (Coluzzle used).  The same embossing folder that was used to emboss the label was used to emboss the dark brown paper that totally covers the card base.  The sponging and the use of the same embossing folder for the Label 13 and the dark brown bottom layer are all techniques to create a cohesion in color and style.


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4 Responses »

  1. This is wonderful and so fun! Beautiful cards! Can't wait to try this!!

  2. Oh, you are so good...what a gift you are sharing!

  3. Fantastic ideas in these three tutorials about paper quilting. And nothing too difficult to do. Thanks.