Good Morning Stampers!!!! I am so thrilled to share this weeks project with you. It is all about PAPER PIECING over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. It is a technique challenge and all you need is some line image stamps and patterned paper. It's as easy as that! So lets take a look see at what I have!
I love to get double duty from my stamps/punches and dies. So I love it when I can create something different from the items intended purpose. This is the adorable lady bug card I made.
I started by wheeling the background of my card base and then the background of my focal strip. Man those make quick work of creating texture on a card. Then using some retired designer series paper and my oval and 1" circle punch I start to piece together the bugs body. I used what should be s floral building stamp set, those wings are actually petal stamps for a flower :)
I cut them out and assembled my bug. Super easy and I will make a tutorial once this crazy week calms down. Then I added 2 black brads for the antenna and with my black stampin' write marker I filled in the thinner part of the antenna. Simple as 1,2,3!
I layered my rose red card base with certainly celery layered behind my whisper white focal strip. Then I took my paper piercer and made a little bzzzzzzzzz trail for my bug. I think it is just too cute how it looks as if it is buzzing off the card.
Then I wrapped the band with retired black gingham ribbon and attached my homemade tag to it. I used a retired set for the sentiment, and punched it out with the 1-1/4" circle punch. Then using my 1-3/8" circle punch I framed the sentiment with certainly celery punch shape. I added a eyelet and BAM, you have a homemade tag- you never have to worry about running out of metal edge tags with this option.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks project, and wait till you see what I have in store in the weeks to come. I am moving my craft room- AGAIN!!! My current one is simply too small, so off we go to another room in my house and I have some awesome storage ideas I want to share. It will take me a bit to complete, especially since the kids will be out of school, so bare with me. :) Have a great week and until next time~ TTFN