13 July 2009

Christmas in July: Washi Paper Quilting

For most of us in Australia, July is a much more appropriate time of year to be eating a 'hot' Christmas dinner. Christmas in July is also a very popular dollar-earner for hotels and restaurants, especially those in our coldest regions.

My quilted candle card, is from the Hanko Designs Holiday Pattern Kit. To see the paper quilting technique, go to this video by Hanko.

I chose to "pad" only the candle, and made the flame with gold textured paper pasted over cardstock and trimmed to shape. It was given a raised effect with 3-D tape underneath.
As for the circular halo behind the flame; I drew the circles with Marvy BrushMarker Mustard #82 onto a lacy rice-paper and then used my aqua-pen to run around the edge. This gave the bleeding of colour I wanted as well as a soft-torn edging.



I hope my washi-paper quilted card might give you some ideas towards your Christmas in December cards this year. Perhaps this is a timely reminder to make some every now and then, as we know it always happens .. Christmas creeps up on us ever so fast.

7 comments:

craftylyra said...

This is stunning. Just gorgeous. Do you have an online tutorial for paper quilting that you recommend?

I really love what you did with the rice paper too.

Carole M. said...

Thanks for your lovely comments. The Hanko site includes video tutorials; I've added a direct link in this posting too.

Lyn S said...

I love the look of washi paper quilting Carole! The candle looks beautiful!!

Jamie said...

Gorgeous card! I am a quilter and always look for ways to include quilting in my cards!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Have a great day!
Jamie

Jan Castle said...

Every aspect of this card is beautiful! Would like to learn this technique...any suggestions of a good video...I have watched Hanko and a couple of others - each one showing a different technique (clip, no clipping, mider, etc). Yours is so professional...what do you do?
Jan Castle castle77@comcast.net

Carole M. said...

thanks to Jan, I wrote to suggest just be sure to use a good strong sticky tape to hold the washi 'down' on the back side. Straight lines on something like a candle make for a nice crisp edge finish.

Mehrll said...

Beautiful. New technique to me. I will have to try it.