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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 opportinity 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

 

March 13, 2021

Winter Wonderland in rose gold

The colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week is grey, rose gold and white …

This was the perfect excuse for me to shop for some new craft supplies …

I chose pretty rose gold cardstock.

But I am still on a mission to use more of my paper scraps. Flicking through my collection of paper pieces, I found this grey and white polka dot dsp by Stampin’ Up, which was actually from a 12″x12″ Halloween pack – Howlstooth and Scaringbone – from many moons ago! It was just perfect for the background. My dad always used to say, keep anything long enough and you’ll find a use for it!

Next came the die cuts – stitched square in smoky slate, stitched star in glitter rose gold, vellum snowflake, and the reindeer in rose gold mirror card.

I popped up the die cuts on foam adhesive, added some punched circles and a hand-cut sentiment. A jingle bell I found in a pot of bits and bobs, was tied to one of the antlers with baker’s twine. 

I’m joining the Happy Little Stampers March challenge with their Anything Goes with Dies challenge, and changed things up a bit with added pearls to join the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Christmas 24  – I think it adds a certain something.

 

 

 

I hope you like my card for this week and feel inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend.

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