Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #50

When I first saw Jean's Quilt Style Paper Piecing Technique Challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  All I had to do was wait until my order arrived with the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  The paper I used is from the new Love Blooms Designer Series Paper Stack and the card base is Whisper White Thick.  The sentiment was stamped using Rose Red.

Being a novice quilter, I have a fascination for Trapunto Quilting.  For those unfamiliar with that quilting technique, here is a small summary.

"Trapunto quilting is a technique used to add another dimension to a quilt. Puffy, raised areas of quilting add a unique texture to a flat piece of art. Italian for embroider, this is also known as the "stuffing technique" because specific parts of the quilt are filled. Interestingly, this method of quilting has been around since the 14th century! Trapunto quilting can be done by hand or by machine."
Trapunto: Make Your Quilt Pop by Angela Mitchell

The complete article can be found here:

Since there was no easy way to "stuff" the image, I came up with my own version of trapunto quilting for my card.  To begin, the rose image is cut right out of the front of the card base.  I then added a layer of Vellum to the front and to the back of it, to give it more stability and to give a filmy look to the image that is on the inside of the card.  Then, I glued the rose and leaf image to the inside of the card and filled in the rose.  Using the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, I cut out the quilt pieces using different patterned paper from the Love Blooms Designer Series Paper Stack and put them in their places with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  And, that as they say, is that!

For all the challenge details and to share your paper piecing project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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