Technique Tuesday #14

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.

This week’s technique: PAPER PIECED QUILT.

By piecing together little squares of paper ~ patterned or solid ~ you can get the look of quilting for your paper crafting projects. Added to the front of a card or even used as a photo mat in a scrapbook or album makes an eye catching difference.

 

You will need: card base, patterned papers, card stock, adhesive, embossing folder, embossing machine, paper trimmer {or whichever cutting tool you use}, ink/sponging tool {optional}, any embellishments you would like to add.

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*For this example, I used a 5″ x 5″ card base and 1 1/8″ squares. Cut the patterned papers into squares with the cutting tool of choice. To add more definition to the “seams” of the quilt, I sponged around the edges lightly but this is optional.

 

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Arrange the squares in the desired pattern. Cut a scrap piece of cardstock just a tiny bit larger than your layout of squares.

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Adhere the squares to the card stock and trim off any excess.

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Place the finished “quilt” in an embossing folder and run it through the embossing machine ~ the embossing gives it a “quilted” look. I layered the embossed quilt on a card stock mat and tied some seam binding around before adding it to the card base. A stamped sentiment and a few embellishment completed this project.

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Hints:

*Any cutting tool can be used ~ paper trimmer, rotary cutter/ruler, square punch or even scissors.

*Be sure to get adhesive as close to the edges of each square. This helps hold everything well while it is being embossed.

*Square or rectangle “quilts” can be made.

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

 

Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

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