Thursday, September 12, 2013

Paper Pieced Posey

I go through phases of design and technique.
At the present time, I am loving Paper Piecing and White Washing.
This very sweet Sunflower image from Digital Delights is perfect for paper piecing.
Fall Sunflower
A digital stamp can be resized, flipped, and combined with other images. I made the flower card-sized. I used papers from Colorbok, Tres Chic and MME.
Printing on patterned paper is a bit of a process, and it's fun.
First, print the image on your background paper.
Next, print out the flower several times on computer paper.
Then, attach small pieces of the patterns you wish to use over each place on an the images where you want the pattern to be, using removable adhesive. I use several images so the papers do not over lap. Then, run it through the printer, reprinting the images over the papers.
Peel the patterned papers off, cut them out, and adhere them
to the image you have printed on your background.
But before I attached the pieces, I whitewashed them using Distress Stain in Picket Fence.
I did the same to the background polka dot paper.
I love the softness the Whitewash brings to this card.
To add a bit of texture and interest to the center of the flower, I dotted each little circle with Glossy Accents. I also popped up the center with dimensionals.
The banner is cut using Tim Holtz' tattered banners die, after I printed out the sentiment. It's from Digital Delight's Ice Cream Sentiment Set.
Ice Cream Sentiments Set
The faux brads are by CTMH.
This technique is fun...give it a try.
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  1. What a darling card, Bev. You're a super creative crafter and I'm super blessed to have you share your amazing art with us. Thanks for stopping by, and please come join us again soon.
    God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see if you have won or if you have been chosen in our Top3. Also don't miss out on challenges and freebies on my digistamp blog.


  3. Gorgeous Bev! I love your style!

  4. What a wonderful card, Bev...admittedly, a lot of work, but well worth the effort. Someone will love receiving this card!!

  5. A very lovely card. Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.

  6. What a great card - I love your choice of fall colours.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine this week.

    Sharon x

  7. This is stunning!! Love the colors you used and I like the fun technique you did in the middle of the flower!!

  8. Beautiful, love all the details! Thank you for joining the Stampotique DC

  9. Such a sweet card Bev; very amazing paper piecing. You did good job! Thank you for playing along with us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon. I would also love to invite you to my blog giveaway to win some goodies so do drop by. Good Luck :)
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  10. Love your flower and the entiment n an angle!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

  11. Love the pieced sunflower as your focal point! Great design and great use of the throwdown colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  12. What a cheery card! Love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

  13. Great design loving the paper pieced sunflower!!thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time

  14. Hi..your creation is fab and you are right the image is just perfect for Paper piercing...thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFT x carol

  15. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “fall colours”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  16. Lovely card, very autumnal. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs this challenge.

    Lisa xo

  17. such a beautiful project so inspiring

    thankyou for entering at Creative Moments

    Kerrie DT x

  18. Fabulous! a really beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments x

  19. Great card I love the color choices and the image. Great work. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our Fall/sentiment challenge.

  20. Adorable card - the flower is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne Card Challenges.

  21. Bev, this is really gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Pollycraft :)


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