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!


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 said...

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

Art Glitter said...

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

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!!