Friday, August 18, 2017

A Year In Card Techniques–Stamping On Patterned Paper

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Welcome to A Year Of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

We all love our stamp sets and we all love our patterned paper.  Well, this month we’re combining the two by stamping ON patterned paper for some unique projects.  It will be fun to see what stamps and papers our team decides to pair together.   And if you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.   The winner will be announced on Sunday,  August 27, 2017 on my blog, so be sure to go back here to see if you are the winner!  If you would prefer to be notified if you win, please leave your email address in the comments and someone will contact you.    The winner will have until September 9, 2017 to claim their prize. 

Since I am the first blog in the hop, let’s get going.

Balloon Girl_patterned paper_ocm

I only made one card for this hop and I decided to try out paper piecing.  Paper piecing is when you stamp your image onto designer paper and then cut out the pieces to lay on top of the same image you’ve stamped onto a piece of white cardstock.

Balloon Girl_patterned paper_pieced_ocmI stamped this cute little girl from the Penny Black Betsy Bluebell Stamp Set onto a piece of turquoise polkadot paper and some pink distressed paper.  I cut the skirt from the polkadot paper and the shirt as well as 2 balloons from the pink distressed paper.  I also stamped it onto a piece of blue distressed paper for the 3rd balloon.


Once everything was cut out, it was time to start adhering the pieces to the stamped image on the white cardstock.  I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue for this because it allowed me to manipulate the pieces into just the right place before drying. 

I colored the girl in with some Copic markers.

Balloon Girl_ocm

Copics Used

Hair – E25, E49

Face – E11, E13, E15

Cheeks – R20, R22

Hair Bows & Socks – BG18

To finish it off, I cut a couple of pieces of  designer cardstock into rectangles to lay behind my image as well as a cute pink ribbon.  I popped up the colored and paper pieced image with dimensionals and stamped “Happy Birthday To You” directly onto the designer paper just below the ribbon.

That’s it for me.  I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Make sure you complete the hop to increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.

Now you’re off to visit with the wonderful and amazing Claudia. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!

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  1. Cute little girl you created. Wonderful card and like always it was great hopping with you :-)

    1. Thank you, Claudia. Always a pleasure to hop with you as well.

  2. This is an adorable little image...your coloring is fantastic! Loved the piecing you did and a great combination of patterns and colors!

    1. Thanks for the love, my friend. Always a pleasure hopping with you.

  3. Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques. This little girl is adorable and I really like the colors.

    1. I love it, too. Haven't done a lot of it lately so I'm glad this hop brought it to my mind again. Thanks for the kind comments.

  4. I love this image! She's adorable. You've explained paper-piecing so well. Thanks!

  5. I love paper piecing and haven't done it in so long. Your card is so cute. I love all the layers and combinations of patterns. Beautiful work.

    1. Thanks, Debbie. I haven't used my Penny Black stamps very often but I thought this one would be perfect for this technique. Fun hopping with you as always.

  6. Adorable card! Love that paper pieced skirt! Fun layering too... love the mix of prints!

    1. Thanks so much, Denise. Always a pleasure hopping with you.

  7. A very cute card. Seems time consuming but worth it in the end.

    1. Hi Jearise, it wasn't actually too time consuming. I picked a stamp that wasn't too detailed so that helped. Thanks for your kind comments and visit to my blog. It was fun hopping with you.

  8. Great job at paper piecing! Thanks for hosting as always!

  9. Wow, fantastic! Great piercing and coloring! Such a cute card!

    1. Thanks so much, Jennifer. I'm so glad you stopped by. I appreciate your kind comments.

  10. SOOO cute; love the way you incorporated patterned paper onto your card.

  11. Oh my goodness she is just too adorable! Love your paper piecing! Awesome card!


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