Monday, September 26, 2011

Haiku Leaf Sprig


Today's CAS (clean & simple) card challenge from Splitcoaststampers is "Paper Piecing".  Doing my first iris fold card this past Saturday (see below), I was thinking of other possibilities for that technique and thought I could adapt it for today's challenge.  I love the Haiku papers from SU! from a couple of years ago.  Such beautiful designs and colors.  My first card uses those papers to give the card an Asian feel.  Of course, I'm a little obsessed with making Christmas cards right now, so I had to make one of those as well and it's the second card for today, using the same paper piecing idea.  The wonderful side benefit to paper piecing is that I use up some of the paper scraps that I've been collecting :)  Hope you like.

"Haiku Leaf Sprig"


Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Just Believe (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Haiku DP (retired) (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive
Accessories & Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Two (Spellbinders), Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sticky strips and dimensionals

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I ran a large piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot with the Labels Two die-cut.  I placed sticky strips on the back, outlining the die-cut.  I cut the Haiku DP into 1/2" strips and starting at the top, layered them down the die-cut, overlapping them slightly.  I trimmed the main panel to size.  Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive ink.

I inked the leaf stamp from Fabulous Florets in Old Olive ink, stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out.  I used a sponge to add more ink to darken the main image.

I mounted the paper pieced main panel onto a card base of Old Olive and added the leaf image, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

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Second card for today's paper piecing challenge from SCS.  Hope you like.

"Christmas Stocking"


Stamps:  Merriment (SU!)
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Merry Moments DP (retired) (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sizzix Christmas stocking die-cut, Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, sticky strips and glue dot

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I ran a large piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot with the stocking die-cut.  I placed sticky strips on the back, outlining the die-cut.  I cut the Merry Moments DP into 1/2" strips and starting at the top on an angle, layered them down the die-cut, overlapping them slightly.  I trimmed the main panel to size.  Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink.

I tied the Real Red ribbon around the top of the main panel, adding a knot slightly off-center.  I used a glue dot to secure the knot in place.

Using the corner rounder, I rounded the bottom of both the main panel and the Real Red card base.  I used sticky strips to adhere the main panel to the card base.


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