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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Take the Corrosive Challenge: Paper Piecing


Good Sunday morning! Today my card is for Janet's weekly challenge; it was paper piecing, which I love doing! Be sure to check out the DT's cards. There are links to their blogs in my sidebar.
I have had this DP in my stash for a long time, but havn't used it because I had a hard time finding coordinating cardstock. I have several different coordinating patterns and I was able to use 3 of them on this card. I did find that SU! Old Olive was a good match, at first I didn't want to use it since I didn't think it was too springy...but just a little dab seemed to work out well.
The cute little bunny boy is from CC Designs "Sweet November" line. He is colored with Prismas/Goo Gone and I've added a bit of glitter to the butterfly, his ear, and the center of the flower.
Image: CC Designs Sweet November Stamps Baby Bunnies-Butterfly
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Old Olive, SEI DP
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, EK Success Retro Flower Punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities (center of flower), Foam Tape
I really struggled with how to embellish this card. At first I had a couple of different ribbons picked out, but they just didn't seem right. Then I had a bunch of different flowers out and they didn't seem right either. I finally settled on a punched flower; I think it mimics the shape of the flowers in the DP. I cut a small circle with a Spellbinders die and used that for the center. I gently curved the petals around my finger to give them a bit of lift and dimension. The center of the flower really sparkles! I really love Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter; it has become one of my favorites because it is super sparkly! If you ever have the opportunity to buy some, give it a try; it comes in a huge variety of colors. I like to apply mine with the Zig 2 Way Glue pen.
Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your day!
Angela

6 comments:

Larissa said...

Such a lovely card! The paperpiecing looks awesome and that image is so sweet! I love the big flower you used.

Amy said...

What a precious image, and I love your paper piecing! So cute!

Jen A said...

This is such an adorable image! You have a great eye for colors & patterns...love the piecing!

GlitterEmm said...

And we love your cards Angela! Keep them coming! I put a link up on our Facebook wall, sparkle on!

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Kathy said...

This is so cute, love the image, the piecing and that flower is amazing. I've got to try that glitter.

Susan said...

I have that same paper sitting in my stash for the same reason! :) I love this image, it's adorable!! I think the embellishment is perfect!!