Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Muted Herringbone - FM51

Todays card is for The Friday Mashup #51.  This weeks challenge was to create a quilted card and use scraps that have been forgotten.  I just love this herringbone technique.  It is really fun to create and always gives stunning results.  I've had this patterned paper in my stash for a couple of years now and just havn't used it much.  I believe it's from K & Company.  I remember picking out in the store and thinking at the time that I could do so many things with it.  I guess that was not to be, because once I got it home it just sat.  The Friday Mashup Challenge was the perfect place to put this paper to use and I'm thrilled with the results!  For the finishing touch, I cut two little flowers from the Blossom Party die and misted them both with Champagne Shimmer mist.  This adds so much to any card.  I made my own shimmer mist by mixing 1 part shimmer paint to 2 parts rubbing alcohol.  I mixed them up in a little mister bottle and voila!  Champagne Shimmer mist!
Here are the supplies I used on this card....
Stamps: Card Chatter-Sympathy from Close To My Heart
Paper: DP from K & Company, Soft Suede, Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Blossom Party Die, Framelits die, Champagne Shimmer Mist, Half Pearl, Twine, Script EF
Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Beautiful card! I love your papers!

  2. Oh I really like the effect of that quilting pattern. Lovely job and very pretty papers. I make my own shimmer mist in a similar way, but don't use as much paint in the mix, it still gives the same shimmer but doesn't use up quite so much paint. Give it a try.

    Thanks for playing in our Quilted card challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  3. Love the papers you used, those colors are great!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Love your finishing touch of the flower and twine to draw the eye to the sentiment! Thanks for joining the Mashup this week.

  5. This came out great.. This is such a great technique to use. Love the colors in the paper you used. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.