Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PWC284 Paper Pretties

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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  1. This is just delightful and the dragonfly is a nice touch.
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  2. What an adorable image. Love the die cut. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  3. She is so sweet! I think I still have this stamp too!

  4. What a darling image. Love the die used to frame it and the paper piecing as well.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week.
    kReN, TTDT
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  5. What a darling image, Chris! Thanks for entering our Gratitude challenge. It's been a pleasure to see your creation.
    Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. So, so pretty! Love that sweet image, your paper-piecing, the design, the die cut, and all the fab bling! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Beautiful card! Such a sweet image! Thank you for sharing your project with us this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  8. That's lovely. A very sweet image.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  9. What a sweetie and I am digging your dragon fly ") Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at Love to Create Challenges
    Amanda LTCDT

  10. Very sweet. Thanks for playing along with Paper Playtime.


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