Saturday, 4 April 2015

Sweet Stampin' - Paper Pieced

Hello and good morning everyone ---

As I'm writing this, the wind has dropped and the sun is shining and there's not a drop of rain to be seen. Yay - maybe spring has finally emerged!! So inspired by impending springtime - I've made my Sweet Stampin' Design Team card for you this week. Our theme is 'Paper Piecing' - and I decided to create a spring scene. Paper Piecing is such a lovely thing to do and a great way to use your stamps and patterned papers.  

For my card I used a My Favourite Thing (MFT) stamp and co-ordinating die, and paper pieced it. For those crafters who aren't familiar with 'paper piecing', basically you stamp your main image onto white or coloured cardstock and again onto your patterned papers. All the elements are then cut out and glued into place onto the main stamped piece. What could be easier!!! It gives your stamps a whole new lease of life. For my card I paper pieced her dress, shoes and kite, whereas the rest of the elements were simply stamped, cut out and added.


Here's What I Did
I used a 5" x 7" white card base which I matted with a yellow rectangular piece of card, I then die cut 4 stitched rectangles of card in blue, green and white vellum. To create my background the white vellum and 2 green rectangles where then die cut again using the stitched hillside border die (so they would look like sloping hills) and layered up onto the blue card. I added a die cut sun, and a stamped and die cut cloud and bird which I coloured with Copic markers.

The little girl and kite were stamped firstly onto white card and then onto some pattered papers, all of which were then die cut. I coloured the girl's face, legs and arms with Copic pens and glued the die cut patterned paper pieces onto her dress and shoes, and to finish off I added glitter to the heart on her hair.

The kite was stamped onto pink card and again onto 2 different patterned papers, die cut, then glued into place. The kite tail was stamped onto white card and coloured with Copics and die cut out.

To complete my card I added all the elements to the background scene, stamped a sentiment at the base of the card and glued die cut sequins around it.

Here's What I Used
Die & Stamp Sets:  Lawn Fawn 'Sunny Skies', MFT 'Pure Innocence Sending  Big Hugs', Sizzix 'Hello'
Dies Only: Lawn Fawn 'Small Stitched Rectangles', Lawn Fawn 'Large Stitched Circles Stackables', Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside', MFT 'Sequins'
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, White CS, LOTV/Nitwit Patterned Papper Pad 'Country Meadow', White Vellum, Metallic CS
Copics: Skin - E0000, E00, E11, R20 / Hair - YR000, YR00, E13, E99 / Heart - R20, R22 / Cloud - C1
Other: Sequins, Foam Tape, Glitter, Bakers Twine
So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Paper Pieced' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 
REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card, follow our theme and link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog for a chance to win a prize!  Have fun and good luck.
This week's prize sponsor is Live and Love Crafts

I can't wait to see what you all create.
Thank you so much for dropping by, why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 
 x Janine x


Chris said...

A sweet and lovely card Janine, lovely design and beautifully paper-pieced!

Debs said...

Adorable card Janine - perfect paper piecing.
Have a wonderful Easter.
Debs xx

Rachel said...

Super cute card, love all the stitching. Hope you are keeping well, Wedgie xxx

Beckie Williams said...

Just so darn sweet!! You did such a wonderful job.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Perfect in every way! Love the sweet scene you've created and that darling image too. Gorgeous card. Hugs, Wends x

Christine L said...

Wow Janine... what a fabbie scene! Love the paper piecing... particularly on the kite!! It's just altogether fabulous!

Christine x