Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Playing with Paper . . .

Morning Everyone!
It's time once again for a new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters
and "I" am honored to be your hostess today!
I discovered there were two techniques that I haven't used in a very long time so decided to make those our theme for today's challenge.  Those two techniques are:

Paper Piecing and/or Paper Piercing
(you can use one or the other ... or both).


I wanted to use a LARGE image stamp to give you the full effect but not sure this was a good choice ... although, I do like how it came together.  I am always in need of Sympathy cards so decided to use that as the theme for today's technique card.  AND, as you see, I chose Paper PIECING.  I was actually going to do Paper Piercing in the corner of my background paper but DUH!  FORGOT and adhered it to my card base before doing it!  Went with faux stitching instead! 
Oh well ... next time!  LOL!

I wasn't sure if you could tell in the full card photo how I had 'fussy cut' parts of my flower and stacked them with dimensional tape for extra dimensional paper piecing ... so here's a close up of that detail.
Papers:  Black cs, Lavender cs, Lilac cs, Colorbok 'Sorbet' dp
Stamps/Ink:  Heartfelt 'Blossoms', Versafine Onyx
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs 'Exotic Butterflies Small' #DL112, Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Labels 17', Elizabeth Craft 'With Sympathy' #737, Memory Box 'Geneva Vine' #98595
Accessories:  Dimensional Tape, TH fine tip black marker, Spectrum Noir alcohol marker 'LV1'
Technique:  Paper Piecing, Faux Stitching

At the last minute I decided to do a second card.
Here I've simply grabbed a sheet of Graphic45 'Sweet Sentiments' 8x8 paper (doubled sided) and a floral stamp (by Just for Fun) and make a thank you card.  Another very 'simple' card but a little special with the paper piecing.
Please pop over to the Sisterhood to see the fabulous creations my 'sistahs' have created for you then come join in the fun!  We draw such amazing inspiration from all you crafters and truly enjoy being ooohhh'd & aaahhh'd by your amazing talents!

A few challenges to share in today:
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes/Paper Piecing
Digi Chooseday Challenge - Anything Goes

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Can you believe we only have a few days left in this month!  
WOW!  Time is FLYING by!!


Diane said...

Pretty cards, paper piecing is one of my favorite why didn't I do that..who cards are a great and pretty example of paper piecing!!! Love the dimension of the first I said, they need to make 3D camera'!! said...

Gorgeous! Love those papers and have been playing with them recently. Love the pretty paper pieced flower!

Jacee said...

Lovely Sympathy card Darlene, always a difficult subject to make for but you have done a great job.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Joann6274 said...

So pretty! both cards are absolutely lovely... I really enjoy paper piecing and love the look of it with pretty patterns... great job my friend!

Michelle Kinder said...

Pretty cards. Thanks for joining the Cuttin and Stampin challenge.

tanya miller said...

Stunning paper piecing. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Anything Goes challenge

Jane Savage said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your paper-piecing looks amazing!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane xxx

Marie said...

Two lovely looking cards in stunning colours. Thanks for joining us over at Party Time Tuesday.
Love n hugs

Cathy said...

both cards ar lovely, thanks for sharing in the Cuttin' & Stampin' challenge.
Cathy DT

Moni said...

Lovely cards and colors. Thank you for joining us a Digi Choosday Challenges. Moni (DT