Love Blossoms Quilted Circles Card

by Joanne James11. February 2016 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a great sketch for you:


I decided to use the circles in the sketch to showcase the Love Blossoms paper and create a quilt-effect card - take a look:

I really can't decide which of the patterns in the stack I like the most, so I used one of each of the 12 patterns on the Love Blossoms DSP stack for my quilted circles, although you can't see the bottom row well in the photo because of the banner; I actually heat-embossed the sentiment in white onto vellum so that in reality they can be seen and are not wholly obscured - they really are too pretty to cover up! To create my pattern I punched 12 1" circles, one from each of the paper patterns, then scored each circle on parallel sides into a diamond (more difficult to explain but you can see from the card what I mean!) then adhered them so that each one touched at the point. I added a little Blushing Bride punched heart in each space, punched with my Hearts Border Punch, to add extra interest, along with a piece of Blushing Bride 1/4" cotton ribbon across the bottom to finish my sentiment banner with a bow.

I guess this card would work for Valentines, Mother's Day, Anniversary - lots of occasions. I actually made it as a birthday card for one of my very best friends; I think it works for a birthday too so I hope she agrees!

Do visit the other Design Team members to see how they interpreted this week's sketch; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
  • First Sight Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  • 1" Circle Punch
  • Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
  • Banner Triple Punch
  • Vellum A4 Cardstock
  • Rose Red A4 Cardstock
  • Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock
  • Versamark Pad
  • White Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool (Uk)
  • Embossing Buddy

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Comments (6) -

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
2/11/2016 12:50:41 PM #

LOVE your card!  It does look so much like quilting!  Great interpretation of the sketch this week!


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
2/11/2016 1:02:07 PM #

This technique is so visually interesting and so pleasing to the eye! Beautiful job showcasing the DSP and follies the sketch!


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
2/12/2016 2:31:36 PM #

I love the quilt effect of this card!  What a great way to use up scraps of DSP you might have lying around!  Love the tiny little punched hearts as well...they are so cute inside the quilt pieces.


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
2/13/2016 1:51:26 PM #

I just love it when you can see many patterns of dsp at once - so this card takes the cake on that!  Twelve patterns, and both sides!  Great technique and pretty result!!


Nancy Focardi
Nancy FocardiUnited States
4/30/2016 2:36:55 AM #

is there a trick to folding the edges of the circles? I tried and they were all crooked ... do you draw a square for the score lines to follow?  This is such a lovely effect and I'd really like to make one that looks as good as yours!!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
4/30/2016 4:17:55 PM #

Hi Nancy! You might find it helpful to mark the circle edge at 1/4" intervals with a pencil dot and use this as a guide to score/fold on. Alternatively, another way to do it would be to draw grid lines 1" apart on the front of your dsp before punching your circles, then punching your circle around the square that is formed by the gridlines. I hope that makes sense - let me know how you get on! I'm thinking maybe a quick video tip would enable me to show you, so let me know if this would be useful.


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