Inspiration - Gatherings
Reinterpreting Fabric Designs
I save designs from many types of crafts in my paper craft and card design boards. Quilts are a favorite for card design. This time instead of a typical quilt pattern I wanted to try a crazy quilt. Who doesn’t love the mix of shapes, colors and embellishments. I wanted to try to re-interpret using only paper and avoid the sewing machine. I have only seen one crazy quilt card and it was done with stamps only. I came up with a system to mimic the quilt base with paper instead of fabric. I created it on a larger sheet and then cut it down to size to make a 5.25×4″ card base similar to a master board. I also made a few tags from the experimental pieces. A video will be coming soon.
Below are some of the inspiration pieces I found to begin that are saved on boards, links included if there are any. Crafted Cards, I use this board for many things, cover inspiration for junk journals, shaped flower arrangements, color inspiration, layout inspiration and more. Both this and Pretty Little Paper Crafts get filled with different things from time to time for the occasions I can’t find a paper inspiration piece. These inspiration pieces I am sure will lead to many more paper craft designs, it was so much fun and just what I needed to get out of a creative slump. I hope they inspire you to try your hand at a re-creation of a well known craft.
Happy paper crafting!
In the end I went with paper designs that seemed like they could be both fabric and stitched so I didn’t have to use a pen to make stitches. The black piece was actually the center of my large base. I actually forgot to include one of the elements I wanted to and that was a quilt piece that was a solid color that was embossed.
Let me know what you make on my Facebook page, I’d love to see it.