Friday, April 24, 2009

Paper Piecing Extravaganza!

I purchased this stamp set (My Favorite Things), but this is my first time using it. I bought it about 2 weeks ago. It struck me that the flowers reminded me of Stampin' Up!'s designer series paper, Raspberry Tart. I stamped on SU! Whisper White cardstock, then I paper pieced her dress and the potted flowers with two different Raspberry Tart papers. I colored the leaves with SU! Old Olive, and paper pieced the pot with a coordinating SU! cardstock. I colored her arms with copic marker E00 (my first time using a copic!!!) I used an Xacto knife to cut around her arms and the inside of the frame. All this only took 1.5 hours :)

Today I endeavored to make it into a card. I used all SU! cardstock and Raspberry Tart designer papers, and dimensionals (the scallop border punch is SU as well). I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The 3 mini brads are DCWV, and the two square scallops are Nestibilities.

This was A LOT of work, but even more fun to make!

11 comments:

Sue said...

Hi June
gorgeous card luv the papers, fabby colours, sue.x

Windy Hills said...

Your design around this lady gives her so much character and personality. Geat job capturing this; the art of an exceptional designer.

Leslie Hanna said...

NICE job!!! That's a lotta cutting!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful June! I love the purple:) Thanks for playing!
Laura

Krista B. said...

Beautiful Card, I love all the purple on of my Favs and it looks terrific : )

cheryln said...

perfection! love, love, love this!

Chrissie said...

This is great June, beautifully done.
Chrissie

Robin said...

This is just gorgeous!! I agree that the stamp does look like it was made to go with that paper!
Thanks for joining us at TPE this week!!
Robin
The Pink Elephant Challenge

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful! You're right - the flowers DO look like they match SU's dp! Awesome combo!

Kristie said...

Wow...that's just gorgeous Miss June! Love those colours! You've convinced me that I REALLY need some of those Raspberry Tart papers...nice work :)

Ann said...

Oh it may have been a lot of work but it is so worth it. I love the effect you have achieved.
Thanks for sharing it with us at the PInk Elephant - hope you'll have chance to play with us again this week as Carol has done a great sketch for us all to try.
Ann xxx
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