Sunday, July 17, 2011

July Technique Night

We had a smaller group this past Friday for Technique Night but oh the fun we had learning about the QUILTING technique!! Simply bring your elements together and run through the Big Shot using your favourite embossing folder. That's it!! For these particular cards, I thought the Square Lattice embossing folder was perfect. I love how the cards are very simplistic, yet the quilting element really adds a WOW factor.

As you can see each card has a different level of quilting:
1. A small section of the card was quilted
2. The full card front was quilted
3. One layer of the card was quilted

Love the versatility! What do you think about the cards we made?

Card Stock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Island Indigo (NEW!), Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze
Stamp Set: Flower Fest, Heard from the Heart
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Tips & Tricks:
1. To balance the card, cut 1/2" strip of Rich Razzleberry and apply to the bottom of the card. It pulls the colour of the middle Rich Razzleberry flower and give the card excellent balance.

Thank you with Flowers
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink
Stamp Set: For All You Do
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, 1 3/4" x 7/8" oval punch, 1 3/8" x 5/8" oval punch
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry ribbon

Tips & Tricks:
1. Stamp the top 3/4 of the Whisper White leaving the bottom 1/4" free for the sentiment. With so much detail in the quilting, you want to make sure your greeting stands out.

Going in Circles!

Card Stock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Just Add Cake DSP

Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch

Tips & Tricks
1. Whenever you 'quilt', always first adhere your elements that you intend to quilt. That way they will stay in place when you are running the piece through the Big Shot

So much fun! Do you want to join the Techniques Club? Contact me for details!


Crystal Dawn Langton said...

Saw your post on Stampin Connection and I'm now following! Too funny that your post is about the quilting technique. This is what I did with my group this month too!

Happy stamping!

Lisa Kmiec said...

Great cards! I love that technique! i'm following you from SC!

Sheri - confessed craftaholic said...

Love this technique. I'm following you from SC. I'm #380. Stop by for a visit!
Happy Stamping!

Jean Addis said...

Wonderful cards! I also found you on SC, and have become a follower.

Shannon C. said...

I so enjoyed this technique. Such simple beauty! :)

Patty said...

Love the quilted cards! That technique sure is a wow at workshops and such!! I'm your newest follower from the thread on Stampin' Connection. I invite you to stop by and follow me ase well at

Have a great day!!

Traci DeGolier said...

Love the colors on these cards! Following you from SC, #395.

Micki - Avenue of Art said...

Rachel, All three cards are really winners! I love how the sq. lattice folder gives a card the "wow" effect.
TFS (following you now)
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AnnMarie said...

Really cute cards! I love this technique! I am your newest follower from Stampin Connection! :)