Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Loving paper piecing, my 2nd attempt, a Humphrey's corner Christmas card

I tried paper piecing for the first time last week and really enjoyed it, so much so that I hunted out some of my acrylic stamps that I have never used, if you could see my craftroom you would see why I can't find them all but I've got a few to be going on with until I can unearth the rest. The best thing about doing a massive sort out/reorganisation in my craftroom is that I ALWAYS find stash I never knew I had, so its a bit like Christmas morning each time!

I decided to make a Christmas card this time and used a Humphrey's Corner stamp as I thought it lent itself well to paper piecing his clothing, the acrylic stamp set probably came free from a magazine or won in a draw, can't remember which, but I didn't buy it separately.


Stamped the image 4 times using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto 3 different sheets from the K & Co 'Roam' 6" x 6" paper pad I bought on eBay last week, also onto grey textured card for the face and pale blue doily paper from my stash for the snowy background, cut out layers and stuck them all together using silicone glue.

Also used 2 different brown papers and blue/brown polka dot paper from the 'Sew Pretty' designer paper collection which came free with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine earlier this year.
Added docrafts foiled sentiment from last year's Christmas goodybag, all mounted onto white 4" x 4" card.

15 comments:

  1. Lovely card, love how you did the paper piecing.

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  2. Great to see a festive card, Im working on mine and always looking for inspiration :D

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  3. lovely christmas card fi,great paper piecing.
    sue xx

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  4. Great card, Fi,.. I have also tried paper piecing recently...fiddly, but fun! (just hopping from DC) x vic x

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    1. A great card Fi - I love the paper piecing

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  5. This is just so cute, love it. I have never tried paper piercing but yours looks really good x

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  6. A great card. The image is so sweet.
    Heike xx

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  7. Great card, Fi, I've said this before, but I do love paper piecing and your card is a great example of it. Hope you had fun making it, it's a lovely card.

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  8. It's lovely Fiona,reckon you will be doing lots more x

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  9. Fabulous card, I don't think I have ever tried paper piecing. I must give it a go.

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  10. Fab card Fi, it must have taken you ages to cut out all those pieces, but worth the effort. I know what you mean about finding things you'd forgotten about, I always end up getting sidetracked when I'm looking for something :-) hope you are having a great weekend. Maddy x

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  11. Afternoon Fi, what a lovely card - love the paper piercing - its given me inspiration to use up the box of scraps which is piled to the ceiling for 'just in case' x

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  12. cute image and love the paper piecing
    Carol x

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