Spring Blessings and Paper Piecing
February 08, 2023
I love those two girls on the Spring Blessings stamp set from the January-April Mini. I decided to try a little paper piecing technique to dress them in my card.
The base of this card is Fresh Freesia cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. Add a piece of Fresh Freesia checked paper from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper. This paper is free during Sale-a-Bration with a purchase of $100. It measures 4 x 5 1/2.
I used a piece of Basic White to build my scene. It was cut to 4 x 5 1/4. I stamped the girl on the right in Memento Black. Next I stamped the garland of flowers. Then add the second girl so that her hand touches the garland.
Color the girls' skin with the one of the Natural Tones Stampin' Blends Collection. The hair for both girls was colored with the Light Daffodil Delight and then Light Crumb Cake was added to it. The girl on the left has Light Soft Succulent leaves in her hair. The girl on the right has Light Fresh Freesia flowers in her hair.
For the dresses, the paper for the girl on the left is from Dandy Designs. The paper for the girl on the right is from Dainty Flowers, another free offering from Sale-a-Bration. This one only needs a $50 purchase. Add a piece of Adhesive Sheets a little bigger than the dress to the back of both papers. Stamp the girls in Memento Black. Cut out the dresses with Paper Snips. Cut right on the line. There is a little forgiveness for this technique. That black line should line up with itself, but cut carefully. Remove the backing of the adhesive sheet and stick carefully lining it all up. Don't forget that little piece of sleeve for the girl on the left.
Stamp the two rabbits in Soft Suede ink. Color with Light Crumb Cake. Add the flowers stamped in Memento Black. Color with the Fresh Fressia Combo Blends and Light Soft Succulent. Color the Garland with the same colors. Stamp the grass with Soft Succulent Ink.
Use Blending Brushes to add Soft Succulent to the grassy area. Add Balmy Blue for the sky. Keep the colors very light.
Trim around the scene that you have made.
Run some Linen Thread around the card two times. I taped the ends to the card front under where my scene will go. Add the scene to the center of the card. Be careful not to place dimensionals on top of the thread.
Stamp the saying from Spring Blessings in Fresh Freesia on a scrap of Basic White. Punch with the Label Me Fancy punch. Add some Seal to the back of the saying layer and add some Linen Thread so that it will show beyond the saying. Add dimensionasl again. Do not place them over the thread.
Finish with some of the 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds.
For the inside of the card add a 3/4 x 5 1/4 strip of designer paper. Stamp another bunny and color.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Paper piecing is a great technique! I hope you'll try it.
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