Thursday, 29 May 2008
Paper Pieced Flower
The image on this card is done using the paper piecing method as per Beate's Back to Basics tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. The stamp is an old one (ten years+) that I haven't used before. I found it recently on a sort through of an old box of crafting things. I really like the design of the stamp, but it's a swine to use! Needs just the right pressure otherwise you either get an incomplete image or ink where you don't want it. It is a Pergamano stamp PS-6.
I stamped the image first on the white linen textured card, and then the relevant parts of it on the patterned papers. I used black pigment ink, and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Cut out and glued the coloured paper pieces onto the image. Trimmed the image piece square using a Nestability die, and then cut another scalloped square out of the same white card to mount it on. Drew a black line around the plain square with a marker.
The strips of patterned paper were pleated and pinched in, with the pleats held together with a spot of glue. Wrapped around the edges of the pink Bazzill card to mimic ribbons. The Happy Birthday is a Pebbles Inc rub-on.