Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy Birthday for MIM #159 and DD Challenge #98

I love it when I'm able to make one card to work for two challenges.  I wasn't going to make a "No Sew-Quilted" card for Make It Monday #159, but after looking at the beautiful cards everyone has been posting all week, I knew I wanted to make one, if I had time over the weekend. 

Dynamic Duos Challenge #98 is calling for Stampin' Up's "Wisteria Wonder" and "So Saffron".  As I was mulling over these two colors and what I wanted to do, the light bulb went off and so here I am with my "Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron No Sew Quilted" card. 

I used Gina K's "Pure Luxury Ivory" card stock for the base.  I cut a white piece of typing paper to use as the backing of my quilt.  I started punching out SU's "Wisteria Wonder" and "So Saffron" hexagons with SU's "Hexagon" punch.  I punched out "Pure Luxury Ivory" hexagons, too.  I attached the hexagons to the white typing paper to make my quilt pattern.  After all the hexagons were taped down, I used SU's "Soft Swirls" background stamp with VersaMark and embossed it with clear embossing powder over the hexagon quilt pattern.  I cut out hearts from SU's Sizzix "Fashionable Hearts" embosslits in both "Wisteria Wonder" and "So Saffron" and attached them to the "Pure Ivory" hexagons.  I ran the quilt pattern through the Cuttlebug with QuicKutz "Retro Diamonds" embossing folder.  I finished off the card by adding a piece of vellum that I stamped with PTI's "Think Big Favorites #24" happy birthday in SU's "Wisteria Wonder" ink and quickly covered it with clear embossing powder to make it pop a bit.  I attached it to the front of the card and then added the purple baker's twine to finish off the card.

It was such a fun card to make.  A little labor intensive, but well worth it.  I really love the way it turned out. 

Thank you for stopping by and do check out all the beautiful "No Sew Quilted" cards at Make It Monday #159 and at Dynamic Duos Challenge #98 this week.


  1. Love, love, LOVE this card turned out so stunning! What a great idea to heat emboss before dry embossing it...really gives it another added dimension! The colors are fantastic together too and love how you added just a simple sentiment on the vellum. You really rocked this challenge!! :0)

  2. Oooh, I love your addition of an all-over heat-embossed pattern before the dry embossing. Makes for a lovely card. As a quilter (of fabric) I know that hexagons are one of the harder shapes to work with (all those 60° angles). So making a hexie quilt from paper is even better! Thanks for playing along with the Dynamic Duos this week!


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