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Monday 11 November 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 104 - Paper Piecing

The latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Viv, who has chosen the theme 'Paper Piecing'
Viv would like to see something paper pieced on your project. You could, for example, paper piece a flower, part of your image such as a character's clothing, you could even paper piece an animal image for a funky look.. I am sure you can think of other ideas! 

I chose this time a card I made at a recent workshop at In2Crafting, led by the very talented Alexandra Kamann which somewhat fortuitously, featured paper piecing!

This is a technique I haven't used much in the past as my attempts have not been very successful.  However, the trick, I have learnt is to have a good stamp....

The base card was a kraft card base, that was 6" square.  Onto this, I layered  a textured turquoise paper.  The sentiment was stamped first, and then  snowflakes were stamped  all over with versamark ink and embossed with white powder.   At the bottom of the sheet, I stuck some double sided adhesive that had been cut into a wavy shape.  Ultra fine glitter was then rubbed into it.

The reindeer from Woodware was stamped firstly onto Kraft card and the antlers and hoofs were coloured using a white sakura glaze pen.  Then, I stamped the body of the reindeer on a selection of Christmas paper and cut and pieced the body area.  Finally (you can't really see it in the photo) I used a silver nail head coloured with red promarker for the nose.

This week, we are sponsored by 

with two of their fabulous digis
 Hello!  My name is Krista Smith.  I draw characters and do a lot of crafting:).  I gather a lot of inspiration from my two kiddos...they are sweet and goofy.  I love to see how other people color my images...It is always exciting to watch the colors bring them to life!  You can check out my artwork and family tidbits on my blog,Saturated Canary.  
Thanks for having me this challenge! Good luck everyone!

and also by

 with this fabulous prize - 

'With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line'


  1. Beautiful I just adore the image you have used I have just purchased this and now I just know what I'm going to do!!! Love Chanelle xxx

  2. Love the adorable image, its a wonderful happy card.

  3. Love this Jackie! Thanks for joining my challenge!

  4. I love your card Jackie, that's a fab reindeer stamp and great paper piecing! Xx