Monday, March 15, 2010
Today's card was created for the mid-week challenge hosted on the Stars and Stamps blog. Tammy challenged all of us to create a card using the paper piecing technique and even included a tutorial to get us started. The Pure Innocence stamps from My Favorite Things are perfect for this technique so I pulled out the Fairy Girl stamp set because I haven't had a chance to use it yet.
My card base is Dark Chocolate layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White cardstock. Using my Ticket Corner Punch I finished the edges on a piece of Love Bandit Bee Mine patterned paper and attached it to the card base. Next I cut a 2 inch strip of Dark Chocolate cardstock and punched both sides using the Scallop Edge Punch. I adhered this to the card base then wrapped Sheer Green Ribbon around it and tied a bow in front.
The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the Fairy Girl stamp set and colored in using copic markers. I stamped the image a second time on the Love Bandit Bee Mine patterned paper, cut out the dress and taped it over the dress in the image stamped on PTI White. I then cut out and embossed the image using my Standard Circles Large Nestabilities. I layered it on to a piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock cut out using the Classic Scallop Circles Large Nestabilities then attached it to the card base using mounting tape. To finish off the card I added small rhinestones in each corner and a large rhinestone on the lace of the girl's dress.
Hope you have a marvelous monday!
Stamps: Fairy Girl (My Favorite Things); Paper: Dark Chocolate and White (Papertrey Ink), Love Bandit Bee Mine (BoBunny); Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics E77, R46, YG13; Other: Rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Standard Circles Large and Classic Scallop Circles Large Nestabilities, Sheer Ribbon and Mounting Tape.