Friday, February 19, 2010

Paper Piecing Challenge

Did  you check out all the beautiful cards on the CSS Design Team Blog Hop last night.  Wow!  There are so many beautiful cards.  If you missed it, you can click here on Gina's Blog and take the tour. 

Tonight I am posting my example for doing the Paper Piecing technique.  You can go to StampTV here to see all the details about the Blast From the Past challenge and watch Gina's great video showing you how to do this technique. 

To create my card, I used two stamp sets from Gina K Designs:  Guiding Light and  Hip to be Square.  The  background paper is Gina's digital paper.  I started by stamping  the Hip to be Square Window.  Using a stamp positioner, I then stamped the lighthouse inside the window.  I stamped a second lighthouse on Eclipse masking tape and cut it out for my mask then stamped it once more on  another piece of Gina's digital paper so I could paper piece it.  Copic markers were used to color the blue potion of the lighthouse, the two buildings, and the sand.   A mask was placed over the  stamped design.   A large sponge dauber and blue ink  was used to create the sky.  My clouds were created using a piece of acetate cut in  scallops.  A darker blue ink was used for the ocean.  I originally was going to cut some Nestability stars to decorate this card  because I had used the  dp with stars for the lighthouse, but changed my mind and  added birds.  The birds were stamped and lightly colored with  a Copic marker and cut out.  I cut part of the wing off one  then placed one in the middle so I could draw a line through it.  I was trying to make it look as though you are looking out a window.  To decorate the bottom of the card, I cut  one plank of the woodgrain dp out, then used deckle scissors on each end and sponged on a little gray ink.  Screw brads were added at each end to help make it look rustic.

I hope you will join in on my challenge this week.  This is a very fun technique.  If you would like to see the cards submitted so far for this challenge, click  here.  Remember, you  have a chance to win a  stamp set valued up to $24.95. 


Melissa said...

Beautiful card Selma! I wish I was on that shoreline right now!

Michelle said...

Oh wow Selma this is terrific! You have really done an awesome job with this.

craftieodmae said...

this is so gorgeous! I'm going to do your challenge just can't decide what to do LOL.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Totally awesome! Paper piecing is so much fun! Like playing paper dolls! LOL!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Selma this is perfect! love your details in all your posts...already thinking about what I'm going to do for your challenge!
btw, Have loved your challenges!!!

CraftinGranny said...

I love it Selma!!! Wish I were there overlooking the ocean. One question, did you cut your seagulls out and add them separately to the card? Great detail!
"Hugs" Granny

Anonymous said...

Very pretty Selma! Another winner!



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