Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

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Sept.  Blog Hop! 

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For my card I used a technique called paper quilted die cut. (A technique that my friend Maxine introduced me to. Thanks Maxine!)

I took some scraps and cut them into little 1 inch squares. I then cut the squares in half making a bunch of triangles. I think I had 20 or more of each paper.

  I didn't really have a pattern, I just started gluing the triangles down onto a piece of white typing paper. 
When the paper was all glued down, I sprayed it with gold shimmer spray.
After the gold shimmer spray was dry I took a redish brown ink and stamped the mum all over the quilted paper.
Here you can see the stamped mums on the quilted paper.
I put a little bit of copper Inka gold on the lid of the jar and added some water and painted the mums with the copper. (I made sure that it was dry before closing it up so that it won't grow mold.)
When the inka gold dried, I used a leaf die to cut out several leaves. I took a copper metallic pen and went around the edges of the leaves.

Here is a photo of my finished card. I used fall looking dp, a page from and encyclopedia, twine, a button and pearls to finish it off.
Here is a close up of the leaves,

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has done with this set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. WOW - you are really rocking this technique MariLynn - love what you have done with it, and those leaves are amazing! And awesome card too!!
    I can't contact you through your blog, so can you contact me through mine - thanks M :-)

  2. Your beautiful quilted paper background is so creative and the stamped mum adds a nice texture!

  3. Wow such a lot of work for your leaves but I bet they look great in real life - they look lovely in the photo but you cannot see all your work.

  4. Marilynn, love all the fun techniques you used on this. Lots of time and effort and the result is gorgeous! Love, love, love your leaves and the fun ways you used this set. Great work! Hugz!

  5. wow--great technique to make these leaves for your wonderful card.

  6. what a great collage style card. don't know if I have the patience to do all that paper quilting but it looks fabulous.
    stamping sue

  7. What a creative way to add such wonderful leaves on your card...
    well done

  8. I especially like the one that looks like a quilt. I have a neighbor that quilts big time, thanks for the idea

  9. What a unique technique to create such a stunning card!
    Beth's Beauties

  10. This is truly a work of art, ML. Your attention to detail is stunning!

  11. Wow. A lot if work but a beautiful result.

  12. What a great technique. Beautifully done card!!!

  13. Wow. You need a lot of patience to do a project like this, But it paid off - it turned out beautifully.

  14. I totally impressed with today's creation and technique!!!! Spectacular job done and I love those mums created fall leaves!!! Love the creativity of this card:)

  15. Wow, those die cut leaves are so beautiful. What a wonderful technique with the quilted pieces and stamping.

  16. MariLynn,
    Gorgeous!!! I really like your card - it's awesome. And, thank you for showing how you created those beautiful leaves - wow!

  17. Thank you for sharing your technique/ideas.

  18. Gorgeous!!! Love the quilted look and the lovely leaves!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. Very beautiful card. Love the technique you used.

  20. WOWZA!!!!!!!!! This is gorgeous and stunning!

  21. What a great technique. It gives real texture to those leaves Hugz

  22. What a fun technique with amazingly lovely results. Thank you for sharing.

  23. Wow, this is so nice, learn something new, thanks for sharing!