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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Today's Cards

Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I made 2 cards today and am hoping to make a few others tonight. Creating cards is so soothing, so satisfying, and so much fun.

I used 2 of my favorite techniques on this first card, paper piecing and stitching. The paper piecing pattern for the adorable little bird is one of the many free piecing patterns you can print from Scrapbooks, ETC. I added some dimension to my bird by placing some 3D dots behind him when I attached him to my card.
I used a flourish template from Bazzill Basics to create the "song" that the bird is singing. I used the template as a guide to show me where to pierce the paper and then I used a backstitch to stitch the holes I created. The quote is from a stamp from Verses Rubber Stamps. Be sure to check out their site. They have so many "quotable" stamps that I would love to own. Toni and Pattye some of those stamps were MADE for you to own for sure! (And then I can use them too!)
It was fun to create the flower on this second card. I used a "Clings" stamp from Hero Arts. I stamped the flower onto 6 coordinating pieces of paper. I mounted one entire flower onto my card. I cut a petal from each of the 5 other papers and glued just the center edge of each petal to the flower. I threaded some cord through a button and used a large glue dot to attach it to the flower.
If you purchase any cling stamps remember that you will need to attach them to a clear block.
Toni was trying to figure out how to attach a photograph to her comment. We don’t think it can be done through blogger, so if you would like me to post a photograph of one of your cards or other papercrafts please e-mail it to me and then I can add it to the blog. My e-mail is mac3353@aol.com. Please put "photo for blog" in the subject area.
Have a great night!
Carol

2 comments:

Pattye said...

I adore the stitching on the cards. I think it adds such a personal touch! I love how you seemed to stitch over the stamp. Very clever! Good luck cleaning the basement. Let's hope for dryer weather!

Toni said...

I like them both. I especially like the flower card. It has those unique leaves on them. I enjoy seeing how you coordinate the different paper designs to make the petals on the card. I am such a matchy-matchy person; it inspires me to step out my comfort zone and experiment putting together different paper designs.