Sunday, 7 August 2016

CD Sunday - Let's Shape It Up

Margaret is one of the new Design team members at CD Sunday and it's her turn to pick a theme to run for the next 2 weeks. She's chosen 'Let's Shape It Up' and wants to see shaped cards.
I decided to make a handbag shaped card and had seen a demo on the TV from Jodie Johnson (who used to be at Tonic) where she'd created a quilted effect on her card. It's quite simple to do - first cut your chosen die out, I used plain white card. Leave the die cut in the die but carefully remove all the cut out bits. Then put your good card stock over the blade side of the die. You should have the die, white card then good card. Run this through your machine with the embossing mat against your good card. Because you already have a die cut in the die it won't cut your good card stock but emboss it to look quilted. The die I used was particularly suited to quilting - Classic Quatrefoil Patterned Panels by Tonic. I then hand cut the quilted card into a handbag shape.

The design I printed onto card was from the Embossibilities Curls and Swirls DVD rom by Sharon Duncan. It's a coffee colour with gold effect spots. If I was to make this again I'd use the plain coffee coloured version without the spots. I then used narrow peel off borders along the embossed lines. I die cut a 'clasp' for the top of the bag, in gold Mirri card, using a die from Marianne Designs Creatables Dies called Anjas Vintage 2 Ornaments (LR0270). I finished decorating the bag with a flower die that was free from a magazine.
Mirri card is difficult to photograph so I took a second photo with the bag angled slightly.

The challenge runs until Saturday 20th August at 13:00. Which ever shaped card Margaret choses as the winner will receive a prize from her. Good luck and have fun everyone!

EDITED TO ADD:  Once again Mr Blogger hasn't published my post! I think I'll give up on scheduling and manually post from now on.


  1. Great card pamela and a wonderful description of hou you achieved it.

  2. Brilliant card, thanks for the description of how you did the quilting, I am new to die cutting machines as my husband finally brought me one for Christmas so I still learning different things with it.
    I love the shape and from a distance it looks like a real bag. Well done

  3. This is gorgeous Pamela, such an elegant design - your quilting is fabulous.

  4. Wow, that is amazing. It looks so real and what a lot of time and care you have taken with it. Just need the rest of the outfit for a great night out!
    Jocelyn x

  5. Love the quilting and I'm inspired to give it a go. Thanks for the tute. Great colour too.....very classy. Wynn x

  6. How clever, at first I thought it was a die.
    The buttons on the dress shape are from the cdrom, they are toppers and I shrunk them down in a graphics programme.
    Just a thought about Mr blogger, I had inadvertently clicked 9pm instead of 9am once when my post did not schedule!

  7. This is fabulous,the quoted effect is so effective Debbs xx

  8. An amazing effect Pamela. You have achieved such a life like looking bag. Love all the details.
    Carol xx

  9. Hi Pamela. Wow, what a stunning card. Thanks for the detailed description too, must give this a go. I have the die you've used for the clasp and have not used it yet. Such a great idea to use it for the clasp. You've made such an elegant bag, so life like! Jo x


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