Sometime ago I purchased some Frantic Stamper dies, and I finally got around to using this quilt rectangle die.
My first cut was of some light cream card for the 'frame',
I then cut it out from five different sheets from the Kaisercraft After Five 6x6 pad (This is an old pad, so may not be available now). Needless to say I now have lots of pieces to make more cards in these colours....
I used a silver embossed paper for the centre, and stamped and silver embossed the sentiment on another snippet, and laid it across the diamond.
The pieced quilt was glued onto a layer of a muted silver card. I was very thankful I had read only weeks earlier of an experience Mary H had when piecing a paper quilt, when she discovered that the pieces were not interchangeable, as some of the cuts were fractionally different in shape and size, so I was very aware of that and saved myself some heartache!!
The finishing detail was the layered ribbon across the base of the card, as our (New Zealand) card stock is based on the English measurements, which are slightly longer than the USA.
When I am putting ribbon directly onto a card base like this, I cut a slit in the folds of the card and pop the ribbon through that and adhere it to the inside, and then add a paper liner to hide the ends of the ribbon.
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Faux stitching using a die is my favourite - it is fast, always perfect and relatively effortless.