Thursday, July 10, 2008

Alternatives to Quilting and Quick Projects

Val, who has worked here at The Cotton Patch for just over 14 years, is into lots of craft projects, not just patchwork and quilting. One of them is card-making. She made a beautiful card for Denise whose birthday was on Wednesday (no ages to be revealed!).

She used a stunning Japanese fabric and what you probably can't see is that the fabric is raised away from the card, creating a dimensional effect. The result is very effective and an excellent use of the oriental style fabric. The trick seems to be to cut out the fabric really carefully by using very sharp pointed scissors. Finding a card base that was the perfect matching colour also helps!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very beautiful card and has inspired me to have a go myself!
Thanks again

July 11, 2008 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Claire Perry said...

This card is brilliant! The colours work well with the theme...although I suppose I could be slightly bias due to the maker of the card being my very talented nan!

July 13, 2008 11:32 AM  
Blogger JuicyFig said...

wow - that is gorgeous!
love the japanese fabrics at the moment!


July 14, 2008 12:20 AM  
Blogger mailorder said...

You're right Claire - she is very talented!

July 14, 2008 1:15 AM  

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