Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Paper Piecing

I'm now into the second week of my holidays in Sedona, Arizona, and having a great time in this beautiful setting. The red rocks and the Grand Canyon are literally breath-taking.  Photos do not do them justice at all!  I set up a couple of blog posts before I left and this one features paper piercing!  

You need a fairly open stamp in order to be successful at paper piercing and I chose a beautiful, classic set called Fabulous Florets for this card.

  • The colour palette is Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Basic Black.  I used two Crisp Cantaloupe Designer Series Papers, one from Sweet Sorbet, a Sale-A-Bration collection, and Birthday Basics.
  • I stamped the background leaves and stem with StazOn Jet Black ink on whisper white.  I then stamped the two flower images three times each:  once each on Whisper White cardstock and hand cut them out; once each on one of the Crisp Cantaloupe DSPs and once each on the other.
  • I then hand cut out separate petals, defined by a stamped black line from each of the DSPs.  I alternated adhered first one DSP design and then the other to the appropriate area on the white cardstock flowers.  This process can be a bit finicky but the results are worth the trouble.

  • I used dimensionals to adhere the flowers to the card base to add some 3D variety.
  • This technique can be used in various situations.  Think of the vases in the Vivid Vases Stamp Set and how great each vase would look paper pierced.  Or how about the lanterns in Happy Congratulations and the flowers in Happy Watercolour.  The possibilities are endless.

Give this technique a try and see if you don't enjoy the results! 

Before I leave you today, I'll show you a photo or two of our holiday in Arizona:

 This is Sedona, Arizona, where we are staying.  Amazing views everywhere we look!  We're having a great time despite having come down with some kind of respiratory virus.

Here's a shot of the Grand Canyon.  Doesn't even begin to show all it's breath-taking grandeur.

This is myself, my hubby and our friends posing on the rim of the canyon. It was a warm and sunny day, perfect for long walks along the rim.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

Product List

No comments :

Post a Comment

I love to read your comments and get to know you better! Thanks for adding one!