Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Patchwork border


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Some days ago I saw this pattern for a French Braid Block here on Pinterest, so I 'had a go' the other day without actually going back and looking closely,  so mine is not quite accurate - apologies to all the patch-workers out there who may be offended by my interpretation of the pattern.


I needed a card for a young girl, so after using the scraps on my desk to make the panel, I mounted it onto a bright green. I then stamped and embossed the sentiment and made a tag, and also mounted that onto the green.


I placed it onto the panel and tied a bow with the variegated ribbon that had been around a present just a day or so earlier.


The image is one from Kiwistamping - I stamped her in cocoa and coloured her with chalks, using lime green for her top to match the green behind the panel.

A few green rhinestones and the card was finished.

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23 comments:

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maxine!
this is cute. I love that patchwork look and the ribbon to match. cute stamp too.
Hugs Maz

jimlynn said...

Maxine, your paper patching looks fabulous!!!! Love the different patterns you used for this and that cute, cute image!
Lynn

MiamiKel said...

What a fun card! That's a really neat side border! I spent hours last week on sites like Pinterest looking for CAS card ideas, Im' amazed at all that's there! LOL! Blessings!

Dawn Turley said...

Your patchwork panel is awesome Maxine. I really love the way it turned out.

brenda said...

Great used of your scraps, very effective.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons More challenge this month.

B x

Darlene said...

A super card! Love the braided panel, it adds so much interest to the card. That's an adorable image and you've colored her so well to compliment the braided panel. Loving that pretty ribbon too!

Bridget Larsen said...

I love it and its pretty close to me

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Maxine, Thanks for sharing this, the card is adorable and perfect for a teen. No need to apologize, I think it's perfect. ~ Abby

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness, that border is amazing! Lovely card!

Jennie said...

Sweet card Maxine!! Love the tag and ribbon you used.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is such a fun Birthday Card, Maxine. You kept it simple, and yet fun and creative. Thanks so much for sharing this in our challenge. I always LOVE seeing your sweet cards and creations shared with us. Hope you're having a blessed week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Sandra said...

Very cool birthday card! Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD.
:)S

Rea said...

Adorable card, thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Hi Maxine,
You have made a lovely birthday card. You did the french braid look so beautifully.
Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful work and we appreciate you taking time to join us.
I pray abundant Easter Blessings for you and your loved ones.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Grace said...

What a fun card Maxine! Love love love the patchwork border... reminds me of a log cabin quilt! Love your cute image too!

Have a blessed Easter!!!!
hugs,
Grace

JD said...

Cute image, and I really like the patchwork that you added to your card...nice job.

Margaret said...

So cute and what a fabulous technique to use up those scraps we all seem to have.

Deonna Bemish said...

I love that Quilted border! Great card. Thank you for sharing with TTCRD this week.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

Lovely Linda said...

Love the French Braid Maxine - so clever! A great touch to your card - you are getting very adventurous with your techniques - way to go! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

What an awesome border!

Cathy A said...

Love your idea of the patchwork side

Michelle Pearson said...

right or not...that is a very fun technique!!