linda-ChristmasTree-sm Linda’s been busy! Here’s another card she sent in. I love the distressed, vintage look. And after reading her papery-quilt technique – I certainly want to try this on something!

This is what she wrote:

When I saw Holly’s quilt pattern that matches this stamp, I knew what I wanted to do – make a card like a pieced quilt. So, the only ink in this card is Memento Rich Cocoa – everything else is put together with patterned paper. Yep, I stamped the image no less than ten times on different sheets of patterned and embossed paper. I stamped the dog alone five times on five different shades of gold and brown. BasicGrey paper worked great because there are so many color shades within the same sheet of paper.

Start by stamping the whole image on just a white or beige piece of paper to serve as your guide. You can cut out the pieces you need and assemble the scene onto the white paper from the back of the scene working forward. The little dog is popped up with dimensional adhesive. Then, to keep that homey quilt feel going, you can use scrap gingham fabric for a bow and add lots of crazy sewing. If you’re brave enough to try this, here’s a tip – use liquid adhesive so you can adjust the little pieces easier, and have a good set of tweezers handy.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
8155-O Finding the right tree (scene)

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2 Responses to “Finding the Right Tree”

  1. Danielle on December 15th, 2010 8:30 am

    Oh my, this is gorgeous! And so funny! All the work you put into this surely paid off with this beauty! I love it!!

  2. Margo on February 1st, 2013 9:55 am

    Great card! :) Funny AND very nicely put together! Great job!

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