Sunday, March 30, 2008

Two Cards to Share - Sympathy and Paper Pieced Father's Day

I have two cards to share with you tonight - my card for the Split Coast Featured Stamper challenge and a Father's Day card using the technique of paper piecing that was a challenge on Sharon's No Time to Stamp blog on Friday.

First up is my sympathy card which is a Case (copy and share with everyone) of a card made by Laura (Scrapnextras on SCS). You can see her card here. She has a wonderful gallery on Split coast and a wonderful blog that you should check out!

When you copy a featured stamper you are supposed to change at least 2 things on your card. I used different stamps and a different edge punch and I used all soft sky instead of adding white CS. I used twill instead of ribbon and did alternating black and white dots for doodling. I put some Diamond Glaze over the blossoms to add a little shine but I don't think you can see it in the photo.

I put a sympathy sentiment inside my card - but this could also be a card for saying you are sorry for hurting someone's feelings or for having a disagreement with someone.

Stamps: Artfully Asian, So Many Sayings: SU
Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Grey SU
Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack
Accessories: white gel pen, Prismacolor markers: tea green, black, cerulean blue, Martha Stewart punch and twill, Diamond Glaze - Judikens, dimensionals
Techniques: doodling

My second card was made for Sharon's Friday challenge on her blog - No Time to Stamp. The challenge was to use paper piecing on your card. The tie on this cute dog is paper pieced. I stamped the dog image on the vanilla card stock. Then I stamped it again on a piece of blue designer paper (same as the background panel). Then I cut out just the tie piece from the stamping on the blue and attached it over the tie stamped on the vanilla. I colored in my dog with my Prismacolor markers. The dog and sentiment are up on dimensionals. The card is small - 4.5 x 4.5 size. I put it in a regular size envelope when I mail it though so it only costs the regular first class postage rate. If you put it in a small envelope it costs more because it is off-size.

This is such a great techique - you should try it if you haven't already. It works really great on the Chef stamp by Stampin Up - and on all the headless figures (!) of My Favorite Things stamps - and the Hanna's dresses, etc, etc!

Look on the right hand column of my blog under "Look Here to Find" and scroll down to Paper Piecing if you click on it - you'll see my other sample of this technique.

I want to thank you for stopping by - come back tomorrow and see what else I've been working on!

Stamps: Dog- Penny Black, Dad - My Sentiments Exactly
Paper: Black, Very vanilla, Ballet Blue, SU DP
Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, dimensionals
Techniques: paper piecing


LeAnne said...

Hey Julia, these are your doodling! I had a meeting today so I didn't get to stamp anything-yet!! I love Laura's cards--I definitely want to do that challenge!

~amy~ said...

Great take on the challenge! Beautiful the Pieced Father's Day card too...that tie is just a-dorable!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh my gosh...that is the cutest tie evah!! Love the paper piecing, it's just perfect! Love your doodling too.

Jean said...

Julia your cards are so wonderful, love that dog especially!

Deb said...

The top card is si pretty, love the dots and the scallops and the bottom card is simply adorable, love that little dog!

Sunshine said...

Cute Father's Day card, Julia. He looks so comfy and cool looking tie....tfs....Phyllis

Linsey said...

these are both adorable, Julia! I love the blue color scheme on the Asian floral one and the Father's Day dog is just too cute! Great work, as always! :)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These are both great cards!!! I love your clean work and fun designs!!! So glad you played -- that tie on your dog is just too cute!!! Tahnks so much!!!