Archive for ‘Stamping’

February 26, 2022

Paper piecing with Julie Nutting prima doll

Hello and welcome.

The wonderful challenge set for us this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, is to use paper piecing.  I’ve tried this technique a few times in the past and loved the results, but looking at my stamp collection, I have very few stamp sets that lend themselves to this.  So, I took out my much loved and used Julie Nutting prima doll, Mindy, and had fun dressing her up for Christmas…

As this is a tall stamp, it suited being used on a DL size card base. This is usually a great opportunity to use up all your paper scraps, but this time I treated myself to a new (to me) Christmas paper pad by Prima instead, as it has lots of small patterns, ideal for paper piecing small images. It’s a little difficult to see in the photos, but you may just about be able to see Santa on her skirt…

I stamped the doll onto neutral typeface scrapbook paper by Stampin Up, and coloured her using Derwent watercolour pencils from the hair and skin tones pack, blended with a water brush.  Her hair was stamped onto Prima Julie Nutting neutrals paper, and shading added with watercolour pencils.

The pompoms on her shoes were fussy cut from one of the Prima Christmas papers, and the tag from one of the tag sheets in the set.  I added a layer of pink pirouette cardstock to the card base, and layered the snowflake paper on top, tearing the bottom edge to add a little interest.  I added various snowflake die cuts in shimmer white card by Stampin Up, and the Tim Holtz sprigs in silver card by Sizzix.

To finish, I added two washi tapes in silver and a sprinkling of rhinestones for sparkle.

You can see my previous paper piecing projects here Take a Sip, Meet Mindy, and Paper piecing

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we’d love to see what you create.

Enjoy your weekend


January 22, 2022

Christmas holiday home

Hello and welcome.

I’m happy to be able to join the ladies at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, with the theme challenge of “Little Town” set by the lovely Andreja.

Looking through my stamp library, I thought the Holiday Home stamp set by Stampin Up, together with the matching die set, would be perfect for creating my card.

I stamped a bunch of houses and accessories in garden green, night of navy and bashful blue inks, and then played around with various layouts before deciding on the final look.

I decided a triple side step card would be perfect and I could add depth by varying the heights at which I adhered the houses.

The trees and wreaths were fussy cut and attached after the rest of the images were in place.  The sentiment is from Holly Jolly Wishes, stamped using my stamp-a-majig for perfect placement. The card folds flat to fit into a standard C6 size envelope.

I hope you have been inspired to join the ladies at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we would love to see your beautiful cards.

Have a lovely weekend

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