Coastal Quilt Valentine’s Day Card
Coastal style decor is a loose term to describe airy and casual seaside-style interiors and sea- and beach-inspired decorative elements. Think seashells, sand, nautical stripes and weathered wood (from the Style at Home’s design dictionary). I used these elements and colors on my Valentine’s Day card (5×7).
The quilt was made using a die called “Quilt Stitched 4×4 Panel Die #1” by Gina Marie Designs and with digital paper I purchased from Etsy. The kraft colored paper with the hearts is from a set called “Old Paper Love” by DigiTalesArt, and the shell and turquoise papers are from the “Coastal Cottage Papers 1” set by Tammy DeYoung Designs from the songinmyheart shop. I used the dropper tool from my Silhouette software to create the solid colored sheets by “picking up” spots of colors from the patterns.
The hearts in the center of the quilt were cut with the “Nesting Hearts (#100384)” dies by Little B. The nautical elements were cut from dies from the “Nautical Frame and Accents (S5-082)” set by Spellbinders.
The greeting is a stamp from the “Gifts from the Sea” set by Gina K Designs and was stamped with Gina K Charcoal Brown ink. A little twist of twine finished it off.
For this week’s “From the Heart” Mod Squad Challenge, we are encouraged to create a project using hearts. (Sadly, this site is no longer active.) I was excited when I found the kraft colored digital paper with the hearts because it looked like sand and went perfectly with the colors from the other set. I particularly loved the hearts with the “rays” around them; they looked like little suns to me!
The MIUM Challenge over at StampTV this week is to use Kraft cardstock somewhere on our project.
Check out the gallery of projects submitted HERE. (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)
Over at Die Cut Diva’s, the challenge this month is “Love, Marriage & Anniversaries.” A die cut or file cut made on your machine (not store bought) must be used on your project or card.
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4 thoughts on “Coastal Quilt Valentine’s Day Card”
This is gorgeous with the quilted background. And, love the heart die you have been using on so many of your cards. It is a wonderful accent addition to a card.
Fantastic design, I live by the sea so anything like this lives in my heart! LOVE the heart DP you chose, they are very cool! Great use of dies and colors too, fantastic sentiment–perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.
I’m so glad you found time to play today. Your card is awesome. I love the colors and papers!
Wonderful color choices and lovely old-fashioned card. Beautifully done.
So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.