Thursday, May 23, 2013

Make it Monday | Paper Piecing Challenge

Hey there! It's the first day of summer vacation and the boys are still in their pajamas, watching a Christmas movie. I think they are ready to be home for a few months!

I worked on a card last night for this week's Make it Monday challenge: Paper Piecing. I have several beautiful line art images that are perfect for coloring, but my coloring is, well, lacking in some areas. I can do some blending but sometimes it's easier to stamp on some pretty patterned paper and fussy cut them images. Which is what I did here, using Papertrey Ink's Strawberry Patch stamp set. A neglected, but oh so pretty, strawberry building set. I stamped onto Ripe Avocado, Melon Berry, and Pure Poppy bitty dot patterned paper using Archival black ink. I used black enamel on the "seeds" of the strawberries, giving them a more realistic look:

(Supplies - Stamps: (Papertrey Ink) Strawberry Patch, Label Basics. Ink: (Ranger) Archival Black. (Stampin' Up!) Groovy Guava. (Papertrey Ink) Pure Poppy. Patterned Paper: (Papertrey Ink) Ripe Avocado, Melon Berry, and Pure Poppy Patterns Packs. Cardstock: (Papertrey Ink) Rustic White, Melon Berry. Dies: (PTI) Label Basics, Other: Buttons, ribbon, gems, enamel, white thread.)

I stamped the large strawberry images onto rustic white cardstock, then again onto the three different patterned papers. After I cut out the individual strawberries, stems, leaves, and flowers, I layered them over the stamped image. I really do love this set, and after working with it last night I need to remember to pull it out more often!

I hope everyone has a great week. We are off to the park this afternoon. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Jodi_E said...

This is beautiful and I am snagging this idea. I love this card and I love this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Marcia Hill said...

LOVE this card! (I bought this same set last year and just took it out for the first time last week. Silly me...ignoring such a wonderful set!) You did a wonderful job paper piecing, and I like everything about it! Very nicely done! :0)

Melissa said...

Sweet as can be. I absolutely love, love, love everything about this card.Thank you for playing along.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this stamp looks wonderful paper-pieced, Erin! Beautiful card!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love this set, too! After seeing you use enamel accents for the seeds, I'm going to try to remember that next time! It looks great!

PStanley said...

This is a beauuuuuutiful card. Love it all!

Greta said...

Terrific, summery card!

Helen F. said...

Those strawberries look yummy, Erin :)
This is such a great stamp set for paper piecing too