Friday, October 29, 2010

Paper Quilted Borders

Quilting is an old old art form, practiced by generations
of artistic women. It is not only an art form,
it has a practical side in that the quilts provide
warmth when used as originally intended,
on a bed as a bed spread.
It only stands to reason that paper crafters
would find a way to mimic the cloth version.
To ensure uniformity in the squares a punch was used.
The edges of the squares have been sponged
with dark brown ink. This adds depth and
makes each square stand out a bit more.
The squares were then glued to a
coordinating piece of card stock.
I would recommend a strip of low tack
masking tape or straight piece of paper
to be a gluing guide for the squares.
No matter how hard I tried, without this guide
my strip of squares had a slight curve.
(This made me crazy, OCD kicking in)
The first two cards have a card base that is covered
with texturized dark brown card stock.
The white border on the first card is a punch,
while the border on the second card is
a Spellbinders Borderabilities die cut.
The last card has been stamped and embossed
with fine line gold embossing powder, the stamp
is from Wordsworth.

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