Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wonderful Woodcuts and Paper Piecing

Another two-card day, since I have two cards done with the same set. I like paper piecing. I was looking through all of my Stampin’ Up! sets to try to find something I could paper-piece. I’m finding I don’t have very many stamps that lend themselves to this technique, but I found this one that worked all right – it’s called Wonderful Woodcuts.

For the sailboat card, I stamped on Whisper White, Creamy Caramel and white shimmery paper with Versafine Onyx Black and embossed them all with clear embossing powder. I cut out the words and the boat from the caramel and the sail from the shimmery white. The boat and the sail are mounted on Pop Dots. The water is colored with my only Copic marker. The rest is colored with SU! markers. The background is embossed with a Fiskars texture plate. I made this card for a Limited Supplies Challenge on SplitCoastStampers – to make a card in 30 minutes or less. I was a little rushed at the end. I used a Fiskars texture plate for the embossed background, but if I would have taken a few more minutes, I would have misted the card base before embossing to get deeper and clearer embossing.
The second card is even simpler. I stamped on a patterned blue paper and a slightly-patterned yellow paper. I cut the word and the sun from the yellow. The sun is mounted on Pop Dots. All of the patterned paper is from a Sizzix paper pad. I mounted the layers on black – I like to do that sometimes when I’ve used black ink.

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Jeanette - said...

I really like both of these. Great focal images! I'm definitely ready for the sunshine to come visit me for a long while :)

Carolyn King said...

i love how clean they both are. Beautiful paper piecing (one of my fav techniques!)