With the card I made today I thought I would try some paper piecing. I've been seeing this on a bunch of blogs and videos lately and I love the look but for some reason I never try it. Tonight I thought I would try and as I was going through my stamps I realized the reason I don't paper piece that often is because I don't have a lot of stamps that can easily be paper pieced. I guess thats something to keep in mind the next time I go stamp shopping, but for the time being I found a cute one to try the technique out with.
Once I chose the cute stamp set from Stampin' Up! I chose some pattern papers from Lily Bee Design, and some coordinating solid card stock. I stamped my images in black, and coloured what I didn't paper piece with my SU Stampin' Write markers, and a gray Copic marker. After gluing down the pieces I added some Sakura glitter pen, and inked all of the papers I was using with some brown around the edges. After assembling everything the way I wanted I decided the card needed a bit more colour so I added the blue ribbon.
I love how the glitter pen turned out as you can still see the pattern paper underneath but it defines some of the details of the stamp. Here is a closeup:
I used some leftover scraps and another stamp from the same set for the inside, leaving a blank space for a handwritten sentiment:
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
- The Pink Elephant - Challenge Sketch #137
- Craft Your Passion - Paper Piecing
- Creative Card Crew - Humour
Card stock: Stampin' Up! Dusty Durango textured, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake. Lily Bee Design Head Over Heels 6x6 Tiny Tablet.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Love Bug.
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Memories Black
Markers: Stampin' Up! Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Real Red. Copic W3. Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust.
Embellishments: American Crafts satin ribbon, Recollections brads.
Adhesive: Tombo Mono permanent adhesive runner, Glue Dots, foam squares, generic glue stick.
Tools: Paper trimmer, scissors, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Stamp-a-ma-jig.