This week the challenge PWC284 at Paper Pretties is very timely "Give Thanks". So while you're making all you're preparations for the upcoming holidays you can get a start on your thank you cards and enter our challenge at the same time!
For my card I used "Giving Thanks Sophia". I think this was my first Paper Pretties stamp and it's still one of my favorites. It's a great image for paper piecing which makes for a fast card. If you've never paper pieced it's very simple. You stamp your image on your card stock, and you stamp it again on your patterned paper. For this card I stamped it on blue patterned paper for the dress and then I stamped the flower portion on a tiny scrap of pink patterned paper. Color any parts of the image that won't be covered with patterned paper. Cut out the patterned paper pieces and glue them to the image.
Sometimes it's a little trickier than this. Sometimes you might find that the pieces need to be layered and you'll have to do a little more work than this. If you're new to paper piecing stick to simple figures in the beginning and once you're comfortable with the technique venture into more complicated images, you'll be surprised how easily you'll pick it up.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Giving Thanks Sophia"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
paper - Bazzill "Whirlpool" and "Blackbird" card stock; Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon dsp
miscellaneous - copics; Jolee's Boutique dragonfly; bling; Stampin' Up "Modern Label" punch and corner punch; Spellbinder's Opulent Ovals die; stickles
Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC284 - Give Thanks
Tuesday Throwdown #173 Gratitude
Paper Playtime #23 - Sparkle
Love to Create #91 -Thanksgiving/Thanks
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