I was thinking of ideas for some quilt themed cards when I remembered the blue patterned paper from the Men of Life collection. Since I have quilting on the brain so much lately, this paper reminded me of cross stitch. I thought it would be fun to add in a quilt block pattern from Papertrey's Quilter's Sampler Additions set. Guess what? The quilt blocks fit into the open design of the patterned paper perfectly, like they were designed for a square image to fit! I was so excited about this fun find! To make my own customized quilt looking paper, I stamped the heart quilt block with Palette Noir black ink. Then I reached for a Copic sketch marker to color in the hearts to make them more prominent in the overall design. I finished the quilt squares off with a white dot using a white gel pen. Zoom in to get a closer look.
Above are my finished cards. I kept the overall design very simple so that I could show off the patterned paper.