Hi Friends! The cards that I’m sharing with you today feature products from the “Sea & Sand Bundle” which I’ve combined with the “Paper Quilt Technique”. This technique is so much FUN and it’s a great way to use our beautiful designer series papers and embossing folders. To see my blog post from last year with a video tutorial and more “Paper Quilt” cards, click here.
I used the same pieces of Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper for both of my cards, switching up one of the cards with the reverse pattern.
I simply glued 1″ x 1″ squares to a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of card stock and trimmed it down to measure 5 1/4″ x 4″.
Once my pieces were cut, I ran them each through embossing folders and lightly added Sahara Sand ink with a Blending Brush to the raised design.
I chose the “Greenery Embossing Folder” for my Happy Birthday card. I had initially considered using the “Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder” but I decided against it, as I felt it would be too ‘busy’ and conflict with the designs on the papers. I was quite pleased with how this card turned out!
For the shells: I ran a piece of Very Vanilla and Vellum cardstock through the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and then cut each piece with the coordinating die. Next, I glued the two card stock pieces together and cut the section that I wanted to use on my card. I then added some Champagne Shimmer Mist Paint to the die-cut and added a spritz of Flirty Flamingo ink (ink refill mixed with water in our spritzer bottle).
As I mentioned earlier, I used the same Designer Series paper on my second card, just the reverse pattern, which is more subtle and soft with a watercolour look. I ran the piece through my Die Cut & Emboss Machine with the “Seashells 3D Embossing Folder”.
I also used the “Many Messages Bundle” for the sentiment and added some of our gorgeous new “Fine Art Ribbon”. This my favourite card of the two – the colours of the paper and the design of the embossing folder turned out beautifully!
I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and that you’ll give this technique a try, if you’ve not done it before. It’s also a fabulous way to use up our scrap pieces of paper.
Before I sign off, I just want to send out a HUGE thank you to Amy Celona, of “Webs by Amy”, who redesigned my blog for me!
It’s been over 10 years since I last had my blog designed and I was ready for a change and to clean it up. Amy has an incredible system set up that helped her understand my style and she has a phenomenal sense and intuition for what I desired and wanted for my blog. What do you think of the new design?
I LOVE MY NEW BLOG and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the end result! I’m also super grateful for all of Amy’s support & tutorials on how to use WordPress, which has been completely new to me (hence the reason why I haven’t posted on my blog the last couple of days – I didn’t know how!). If you need to have a blog make-over or design, I HIGHLY encourage you to connect with Amy – she is AMAZING!