Last week’s tutorial on Splitcoast was written by Jenna Barber. She showed us how to make quilted cards. For my sample I thought I should make a heart quilt blog. You can find a lot of quilt block pattern online for free.

For my quilted heart I used paper from Cosmo Crickets Circa 1934 and Togetherness. Each of my quilt squares were 3/4″. I ran a 3″ piece of cardstock through my Xyron and adhered the squares and triangles to that. Next the quilted square was stitched  to a 3 3/8″ square of Canyon Brown cardstock. Both layers were embossed with a Brocade Embossing Folder before they were adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, that had been cut and embossed with a Classic Square Nestabilities die and sponged with Aged Mahogany Distress ink.

I created the flower out of tissue paper with large scallop circle Nestabilities. It’s held together by an Antique Brad (Stampin’ Up!), sprayed with a mix of water and Vintage Distress Re-inker and dried while the edges were fluffed.

The sentiment is from the new Technique Tuesday’s Smooch set. It was stamped on a 1/2″ wide piece of Classic Cream Neenah cardstock with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. The edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink, the left end cut with my photo corner punch (SU) and shaped into banner form. So it would keep this form I added three dimensionals stacked on top of each other under the “wave”. The sentiment was adhered under the flower and both were attached to the left side of the heart. Two buttons from my Mom’s stash were stitched underneath the flower with brown embroidery floss.

The card base is a 4 5/8″ x 9 3/4″ piece of Classic Cream cardstock folded in half. The card front was embossed with the same embossing folder used on the quilted square and the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The edges of a  4 1/8″ square piece of Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Paper were sanded before it was stitched to a 1/8″ bigger piece of Canyon Brown cardstock. Those layers were embossed as well before they were adhered to the card base.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with family, friends and love (and maybe chocolate and flowers?)
Hugs and smiles

Beate

Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

18 Responses to “Happy Valentine’s Day”

  1. awww, what a pretty card Beate, love the big heart, love the flower and the colors… Looks great girl…HUGS and happy valentin`s day..;)

  2. I love the patchwork heart and the torn flower – beautiful!!

  3. GORGEOUS, Beate! I adore that heart!

  4. How BEAUTIFUL Beate! This is STUNNING!!!

  5. Hi Beate,
    What a fabulous idea. Love how these hearts were done and then to emboss them. So clever. Your stitching looks fabulous. Also great flower with the tissue paper.
    hugs
    Marion

  6. This is just beautiful!

  7. Gorgeous, Beate! The details are wonderful and the technique is fbulous!

  8. What a neat card! so much texture to it…fabulous!

  9. This is just beautiful! Lovely colors and texture!

  10. As always my friend, you aim to please and this you do SO well…another beautiful inspiration…thank you for sharing!!!

  11. I love that you pieced the heart! Wonderful color and texture on this one. Very clever girl!

  12. Beautiful, Beate! Love how rich and warm this looks and feels! Fabulous technique!

  13. This is one of the prettiest cards I’ve seen in a long time. The attention to detail really paid off in the end. Beautiful!

  14. I absolutely love your card, I have been searcing all over the internet for this heart, but can’t find it. Would you mind telling me where to find it?

    Carolyn

  15. Oh my gosh, Beate! This is spectacular. You are a genius!

  16. Oh is this ever just Beautiful, love the papers you used and your flower is so pretty, I just bought the victorian ef at Michaels just to give this technique a try, yours is my favorite so far 🙂
    PS I gave your bag a try and posted it on my blog today, and gave you credit

  17. wow! this is gorgeous, Beate! love love your quilted heart. fabulous card!

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