I had such a hard time choosing which stamp set to use for the latest Joy of Sets Challenge – to use a set with the letter ‘B’. There are so many to choose from – Big on Birthdays, Blooms and Wishes, Birthday Blooms (you get the idea!) but my favourite is Beautiful You. I just love the gorgeous images and the sentiments are fantastic too.
I also wanted to try a new technique this week, so decided to have a go at Paper Piecing. Finally, Stampin’ Up! have added TONS of new items to the Clearance Rack – you should really check them out, so I broke out a retired paper stack – Sending Love, which is almost 60% off. What a great bargain!
Anyway, onto the card itself:
- Whisper White 14.5cm x 21cm
- Whisper White 7cm x 5.5cm
- Basic Black 14.5cm x 5.5cm
- Basic Black 8cm x 6.5cm
- Smoky Slate 7.5cm x 6cm
- Sending Love DSP 14.5cm x 5cm
First, I adhered the strip of patterned paper to the strip of Basic Black and then to the left of the Whisper White card base, making sure to leave room for the sentiment, which is stamped using Basic Black Archival ink.
I then stamped the image onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock and coloured her in using my Watercolour Pencils.
Rather than colour the umbrella too, I decided to ‘Paper Piece’ it. To do this, just stamp the umbrella onto a scrap of the paper using Basic Black Archival Ink. Then, just cut the image out, making sure to cut slightly inside the line and adhere to give her a bright, patterned umbrella. I thought about doing the same for her dress but thought that would be too much as I wanted a soft look.
I then layered the panel onto a square of Smoky Slate to echo the colour of her dress and then Basic Black.
Finally, I adhered the panel using dimensionals. I love this layout – it’s one I use a lot as it’s simple but very versatile.
Hope you like it!!
I also made these earlier this year, Check out the blog post to see how
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