Monday, January 28, 2013

Simon Says "Paper Piece"

 
 
 
I was excited to see that this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is paper piecing.  If you've followed me for a while, you know that this is one of my favorite technqiues.
 
I created this card by cutting an oval and then using the negative cut as a mask.  I added Honey ink with a sponge until I got the coverage I wanted.  I traced the bottom portion of the oval with a pencil to use as a guide for stamping the flowers.
 
The flowers are from Jane's Doodle's Doodle Flowers set which is one of my favorite JD stamps.
 
I stamped the flowers and stems starting with the center one, and then moved out on either side to get the right placement. 
 
The flowers and leaves on the pieced pieces are from Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook collection.  I also added a little bit of extra color to the tips of the flowers with an orange watercolor pencil. 
 
 
The pieced pieces are adhered with a Kuretake glue pen.  When dealing with really delicate/small pieces, I think it's easiest to add the glue to the piece that you are glueing onto, in this case the base piece.  That way if you don't place the piece just right, you haven't managed to smear glue all over your card. 
 
Finally, I stamped the sentiment, which is from A Muse Studio's Fight Like a Girl set.
 
Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6x6 pad; Bazzill Card Shoppe - Banana Split cardstock; CTMH - White Daisy cardstock
Stamps:  Jane's Doodles - Doodle Flowers; A Muse Studio - Fight Like a Girl
Ink:  CTMH - Black and Honey
Other:  CTMH - Orange watercolor pencil, Sponge Tool; CM - Custom Cutting System Ovals; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Kuretake - Glue Pen


 
 
 
 

19 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful, warm card Miriam! I love the encouragement it inspires! Great choice of patterned paper too - 1) goes perfectly with the colours obviously and 2) I love that collection!

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  2. This is sooooooooooooo beautiful! I love love love the buttercups!!!!

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  3. how cute..love the bright yellow and that sentiment is awesome...great card Miriam..

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  4. Beautiful masking and inking! This yellow color really is happy and cheery! Perfect card for a grey cold day here!

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  5. This is so full of happiness and sunshine, Miriam. I love it!

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  6. OHHHHH! SOOOOOOOO bright and full of sunshine! LOVE this!

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  7. This is so cute! Love the bright colours.

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  8. Hey...HAPPY yellows!..I had no idea that SSS sold Jane's Doodle Stamps..I'm so excited!

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  9. This is TOTALLY adorable! Love the yellow! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, too! :) I'm excited that the Jane's Doodles stamps are in the store!

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  10. Cute card, and it makes me think of summer, i cannot wait!

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  11. What a happy card, with a happy design. So cheery and fun!

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  12. Your card is not only beautiful, it inspires me too...
    what a beautiful message as well!
    I love that technique ;-)

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  13. Cute card! I love that sentiment! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Make sure to stop buy and enter the stamp set giveaway I have going on now : )

    Tracy
    www.owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  14. Miriam! Oh my goodness! This is adorable!!!!! LOVE what you did with this!!! :)

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  15. No way, you paper-pieced those tiny leaves?! That's crazy! And I love it : )

    PS, great tip on gluing the base, thanks!

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  16. I love everything in yellow and orange. Fab colors!

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  17. I love this!!! As a kid, my great grandmother would hold a buttercup under my chin. If it glowed onto my skin I had a sunny disposition...it always did :) I do the same things as you with adding glue to the base piece instead of the paper pieced section...I'm too clumsy to do it the other way around.

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