Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cards for Mini Challenge: Paper Piecing

I was enjoying the paper piecing challenge so much that I decided to do a few cards for it as well!  This first one I made from my kit:


A while ago I saw an adorabe card with an out of doors scene (tree with a swing in it) and a fantastic blue sky with clouds background.  I LOVE that type of paper, but don't have any of it, so I e-mailed the blogger and guess what?  She MADE it!  It is so easy and I use it all the time now.

I cut some clouds out with my Cricut and put some adhesive on the back. Then I arrange them on my project and gently lay them down. The adhesive keeps them there, but not pushing too hard makes them easy to pull back up. Then I take some blue inks and a sponge and pounce the ink up and down on the paper. The clouds act as masks and when I get the color saturation I want, I just remove them. Easy Peasy.





For the balloon, I just cut out 2 circles out of patterned paper.  One of the circles I left as is, the other circle I trimed into an ovalish sort of shape.



Then I inked them with black ink and attatched the oval to the circle with some foam squares.



For the basket, I cut out a small square out of tan cardstock.  I then cut out some thin strips, put adhesive on them and wove them on top of the small square.  I glued down the basket and drew some lines to look like string.

Here is my next card:



For this one, I cut out some curved shapes for hills and stamped and cut out a castle and frog.  I did a similar background for the clouds, but instead of leaving them plain (since it is on kraft cardstock), I put glue in the negative space and added some sparkle fluff (by our craft lounge).  The princess took a bit more time.  She was stamped on several pieces of paper: peach (for skin), brown (for the hair), pink dots (for dress), darker pink (for trim on dress) and yellow (crown).  I cut out pieces of each of the princesses and glued them all on the peach princess.  More work than coloring, but I love the look of it!



Thanks for looking!  Off to create some more!  Oh, and check out Moxie Fab...they are having a paper piecing challenge as well...link your creations Here and you can win a prize from them!

9 comments:

Jimjams said...

Clever stuff - love the stencilling on the balloon card. I'm waiting until I'm at the scraps stage before starting on cards ...

Jennifer Stutzman said...

Cute!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Great job sweets. I hope to play soon, we are all sick sick sick here :(

Sherri Thompson said...

Bethany, these are so cute! Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques ever! :)

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Such a cute princess card! Great job!

Patter Cross said...

Super cute, and great paper for the balloon! And such an adorable princess! Wonderful cards!

Tammy said...

That's an awesome tip! I love cloud paper but sometimes the scale is off for what you need. This is a great idea. Will have to "borrow" it one of these days! :)

Tammy
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Jennifer said...

Love how you masked the clouds. Such adorable cards!

Cath said...

Hey Bethany! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)