Archive for ‘Hand-stamped’

January 28, 2023

Paper piecing with Julie Nutting paper doll – Rita

Hello and welcome.

There’s another fun challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – paper piecing. This is such a great technique to make more of your stamps, adding pattern and texture to your project and gives a different look to colouring with inks or pencils. It’s also a fab way of using up your scraps of patterned paper or card.

For this technique to work well, a line stamp is best, with plenty of open area for the different patterned papers – Julie Nutting paper doll stamps lend themselves beautifully to this…

I inked up the Rita paper doll and stamped onto skin tone paper, also by Julie Nutting; this became the base that all the coloured paper pieces were adhered to. Next, I stamped the dress onto red floral paper from the Perfect Christmas paper pad, and the shoes, gloves and waistband onto a contrast paper in green. The hair was stamped onto a piece of brown Julie Nutting paper, then all pieces were fussy cut out.

Once all the pieces were assembled, I added shading with a combination of watercolour pencils and alcohol pens.  I found this 8″ x 8″ paper in my stash, and thought it made a good backdrop.  I added a scrap of green card along the bottom to ground the doll.

The sentiment, from Christmas to Remember by Stampin Up, was stamped in black stazon ink using a stampamajig. Finally, I adhered a sprinkling of gold half-back pearls.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge this week. Do pop over to the challenge blog, where the ladies have designed lots of examples of paper piecing to inspire you.

Enjoy your weekend



January 21, 2023

Pergamano poppets Christmas fairy

Hello and welcome to my little crafting corner.

This week, the lovely Andreja has set us a wonderful challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to use fairies on our cards.  I looked through my stamp library and realised I’d not used this pretty little Christmas fairy stamp before.  Her name is Pru, one of the Pergamano mini poppets fairies from Clarity Stamp.

I stamped her using nocturne versafine clair ink and coloured her using watercolour pencils, then die cut using a stitched circle die by Stampin Up.  I decided to make it look like a bauble by adding a topper and string die cuts in old olive card by Stampin Up.

I added a little dazzling diamonds glitter to her wings using my quickie glue pen, mounted her on real red card, adding strips of dsp along the edges – great way to use up my scraps.

Finally I stamped a sentiment direct onto the base card.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join this fab challenge this week.

Enjoy your weekend

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