Friday, January 25, 2013

Unity Friends with Flair

I have two quilt cards I made for the Friday Unity Friends with Flair. I love playing with pieces of paper, making designs and shapes with them, and this is based on an Ohio Star quilt pattern. I used papers from the LilyBeeDesigns Double Dutch paper pad for this card. I punched 4 - 1" squares of each pattern and then cut each on the diagonal which gave me 8 of each color, then simply pieced them together to form a star. For the center I used a MS button punch, and cut a small circle of dsp for the center, then added a gold candi dot on a dimensional. I added a narrow strip of dsp to separate the embossing from the plain card stock, and stamped a Unity sentiment with Midnight Muse Ink.
One card wasn't enough, so I had to make another one.....


I switched this one up a bit, adding a fully embossed background done with a CB Decorative tile ef, and put the sentiment on a separate panel of matching dsp. All the papers are by MME Moments. The gorgeous flower in the center is from Pizzazz Aplenty and matches the blue color perfectly IRL. I just punched a small circle of matching dsp for the center using my owl punch. I used the same Unity sentiment as the first card. So tell me, which one do you prefer?

Wishing everyone a great weekend and I thank you all for taking time to stop by!

Carol

42 comments:

Benzi said...

Wow! Carol, I love your star quilt design. Because you ask, I guess I like the first best. I think it is the patterned papers and the bottom of the card is so pretty. They're both winners!

Benzi said...

Back to say, of course you know I love that polka dot flower on the last one. :-)

Jen said...

These are so pretty, Carol!

JD said...

Both are great cards, Carol. I really like the look of quilt cards, and If I had to pick a favorite...It would be the second one, I thing the design with it's darker colors pops out a bit more. Very nicely done.

jimlynn said...

Both are great, Carol! Love the way you matched all the designs. I'm in total love with that second card! WOW!!! I want a quilt with that pattern now. SO PRETTY!
LYnn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Isn't funny how you get different answers. They are gorgeous! I have to say the first really grabs my eye.

Vicki B. said...

Love these!!!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous cards, Carol.

Ruby said...

These cards are beautiful. I love quilts and love quilt patterns. Lovely work.

~ Kathy said...

I love the pieced quilting look!!! When I saw the first card it was the only one on the screen and I thought WOW - bight and busy, but still fabulous and love the total design. Then I scrolled to the second and fell in love with the colors, and like how the embossing pattern matches the paper. Hmmm - can I vote for a third option - partial embossing with dp strip border like the first card and dp paper from the second, or am I being too difficult? {grin}

StampTramps said...

Carol - gorgeous cards! They look really time consuming, are they? I took a much needed day off and have been working away at some more of the chevron cards - I'm staying away from ink for awhile... :-) Good luck with the snow - I just wish it would warm up!

Heather said...

These are just GORGEOUS cards I love it!

JPScraps said...

No favorite....they're both beautiful!

Gaylynn said...

Fabulous quilt designs. How creative!!!!

Becky Sorensen said...

Awesome cards. I just made a quilt square - 4 1/2 total - with the first design for a Civil War Mini quilt.

Darnell J Knauss said...

They are both beautiful, Carol, truly! I like them equally, but it is amazing how the "feel" changes, depending. I see the top card as going on daughter's bed and the bottom card as going on the guest room bed. (Just a feel, you understand - just how they spoke to me, since I don't actually have either of those things.)

Julie Odil said...

Wow! These are fantastic. I think I like the 2nd one the best. The embossing in the background is beautiful, and the papers are more subtle.

SherylK said...

Quilts are so warm and cozy and so is the look of your card. I just love it.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful! LOVE the embossing in the background - perfect touch!!!

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Linda said...

wow I love them both. They look aswsome I love the flower.

Janice M said...

Oh i love these quilt cards alot!! So pretty!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

oh I really like that second card!

Angel said...

Oh these are so so pretty ! Lovely technique

Pam said...

Love both of your quilt pattern cards! The Ohio Star is my favorite pattern!

created by ~donnaK said...

Both cards are stunning. Simple, crisp and just beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

Miwa said...

Wow, these cards are beautiful!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Love the quilt cards. I will have to try this one of these days!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Very pretty!

Sue from Oregon said...

I love your quilt creations...these are so eye catching with the pretty papers you used!

Gwen said...

They are both super pretty but I think I'd go with the first one if I had to pick!

Diana Fernandez said...

Super cute!! I love how simple they are!

Wendy said...

Both cards are very pretty, my friend! Love the different embossings and the different mix of papers! Very eye catching! :)

FeistyCrafter said...

Wow!! Both cards are amazing!!

Lucy said...

Gorgeous cards! I do like the first one best with the patterned papers-it really pops! I hope you don't mind if I pinned it on Pinterest (with your blogspot listed)- here is the link. If you want me to delete it, I will, but it is soooo pretty!
http://pinterest.com/pin/166773992423186845/

Sam said...

Very cute cards. Love the cards and texture of the embossing.

Laura Jane said...

BEAUTIFUL quilted star!

Laura Jane said...

BEAUTIFUL quilted star!

Lindsey said...

Lovely quilt-design cards! I really like the embossed backgrounds to set them off, too.

Corrie said...

Great cards, I love the quilt pattern

Beejay said...

These are beauties!

Pizzazz Aplenty said...

Great card Carol! Of course I love the way you used the polka dot flower!!!
Hugs,
Judy

nwilliams6 said...

Saw where this was cased at SCS and wanted to drop by and say how much I love it!!! Years later but still.... Hugz