At my workshops (parties) we make 2 cards and I demonstrate a technique. Sometimes the hostess decide on a theme for their workshop and Stacy's was Valentine's Day. That got me thinking of what technique I could do that would relate to that theme. I saw the quilting technique on another demonstrators blog and I knew it would be perfect.
At first when you look at this card you will think that it is difficult to make, but it really isn't. On the top Real Red piece of paper, you are going to score it from one corner to the opposite corner (I did the top right corner to the bottom left corner first). You can make your diamond shapes any size you would like, mine are 3/4".
Once you determine the size you want you will move your paper over that far and score it. Keep doing this until you have all the lines across you paper. Then turn your paper 90 degrees and do the same thing to get the diamond shape that you want.
Fold the paper on all of the score lines but DO NOT use your bone folder. With all the sponging you are going to be doing you will be folding your paper a lot. If you use your bone folder to crease the lines, your paper may end up ripping.
Using a sponge dauber and Real Red ink, sponge the edges of all the lines on both sides. Fold your paper on one of the score lines and sponge the edge, then flip over your paper and do the other side. This will give the shading that makes it look quilted.
I added the littlest rhinestones on all of the points.
To make this project you are going to need the following products:
Real Red Cardstock #102482
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
- cut at 3 3/4" x 5"
- scraps for the little flowers
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
- cut at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
- cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
Silver Foil Sheets #132178
- cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
- cut at 4" x 4"
I did not pop anything on this card because of all the layers and the rhinestones.
Isn't this card just stunning? I am so happy with the way it turned out.
We have the basement almost finished! I just have to have Mr. Wonderful hang my new curtains, then I will take pictures of the finished project. This is how it looked during all the plumbing work.
The two top pictures are from when the plumbers were working. If you notice we now have 3 holes in the ceiling, but the put caps on them and they look great. That way if we ever need to get to the pipes again, it will be easier. The bottom two pictures are us working on putting things back and rearranging the furniture. I love how it has turned out so far.
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