A little mid-week post to play along with my friends at Colour Me...! where the theme this week is "striking."
My crafty sister Morag sent me a link earlier this week to a tutorial by Dawn McVey, on the Make It Monday YouTube channel. She demonstrates a simple method for a no-sew quilted look. I had tried something similar before with embossing folders, but I had not tried using a cutting plate to emboss layered paper.
So, a little time to play presented itself last night, and I tried it out.
Here's the first card, pretty much CASE'd from Dawn's examples:
She lined her blocks up with the diagonal on the card base. It makes for some funky angles, which didn't really line up too well with the diamond design on my cutting plate. I added a vellum tag, attached with some cross-stitch "kisses."
For the second card, I placed the patterned squares more "squarely" and used a random-pattern cutting plate, which looks more like free-motion quilting:
I gave the vellum tag a little more definition with some white faux stitching.
Which do you prefer?
Plenty of time to join in Colour Me...!'s challenge this week!
Patterned paper: CTMH, featured colours are Crème Brulé, Lagoon and White Daisy; vellum.
Ink: Lagoon pigment ink; clear embossing powder; Signo Uniball white gel pen.
Fibres: CTMH waxy flax in Colonial White (retired)