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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stitch My Heart With Juniper and Creme Brulee

The final challenge for May over at Heart 2 Heart is to use stitching, either real or faux.  That got me to thinking about making a quilt card using this week's Color My Heart colors, Juniper and Creme Brulee.  My thought was to stitch on the quilt and then I saw this card on the PartiCraft blog on Pinterest  (Yes, I have succumbed to the lure of Pinterest.):

Of course stitching on an embossed surface would be overkill, so I stitched around the edges.  To make the center, I used the retired Bohemian Assortment, trimming the leaves of the doily.  I used an alcohol marker to color the waxy flax in Creme Brulee.  I am loving the flexibility Close to My Heart's new alcohol markers give me!  Here is the inside:
The one thing I will do differently technique wise next time (and there will be a next time!), is to turn the embossing folder over because when you quilt, the design you sew is pressed into the quilt and the negative space is raised.  That is just me being picky...  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Perfect Day, Bliss, and Veranda (all retired), Juniper and Colonial White cardstock
Ink:  Creme Brulee alcohol marker
Embellishments:  Bohemian Assortment (retired), Colonial White Waxy Flax, Brown Opaques, upholstery thread from Coats and Clark
Other:  Paper Lace II embossing folder from Cuddlebug


  1. Another amazing card, Hansi! Your talent knows no limits! I'm so glad that you play along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare.
    :) Marie

  2. Both cards are incredibly beautiful! I love how you've embossed, pieced, and stitched them. Thanks for taking the H2H Nip and Tuck challenge!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Haley! I just need to make it clear that the second card, the purple and white one, is an inspiration card from the PartiCraft blog. There is no name of a person for me to credit, but she (I am assuming) has some really nice tutorials.

  3. Oh.My.Goodness! Your card is just amazing. I like it even better than the inspiration photo. The addition of the Creme Brulée softens up the whole block (like a much-washed, much-loved quilt). And your embroidery in the corners with the tiny brads is icing on the cake. Totally mixing metaphors here, coz I'm blown away! Thanks for sharing with the Color My Heart team this week.

  4. I love the title of this post. And it goes well with the name of your blog! You may have inspired me to try my own hand at card quilting! The embossing is such a great idea! I love it how it is! I think your card is prettier than the original; the lace flower really helps add to the beauty! Great job! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart (I'm glad you got your entry in last minute!)


  5. I LOVE quilts and absolutely LOVE your quilted card! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  6. I love quilt cards, and the embossing on this one punches it up a notch. Nice job.