I needed a card for CHF's Summer Design Challenge #2, which was paper piecing. I have always thought Kim Hughes' Heart Warmers set was PERFECT for paper piecing, don't you think? So, since I was making one card and wanted each tree to be a different color I decided I might as well make 4 cards so I could use the other pieces up. Need ten cards for the CCC09 challenge for July anyway right? So, here are the 4 I came up with. Each one is different. The one I submitted for the challenge has the senitment stamped in red and then stitched by using my paper piercer to create holes and then stitching them with red embroidery floss. I know I can do better than this (picking a sentiment with letters that are bigger also would have helped) but I have a busy week and the challenge closes soon. All of the cards have ruby slippers Glitz Stickles added to the hearts for a little sparkle.
Thanks for looking at my cards! :)
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 GMT Views: 996
Registered: July 4, 2008 Location: Birmingham AL Posts: 6406
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 @ 11:54 AM
So cute! Love the idea of leaving no scrap to waste. Your contest entry card is quite the beauty; I love the dp strips and the stitched sentiment looks great! I love the use of the pink dp, too, it gives it such a modern look!
Registered: April 18, 2009 Location: Boston suburbs, MA Posts: 14162
Sat, Jul 11, 2009 @ 7:51 AM
These are so cute, Meredith!! You're right--those trees are perfect for piecing. Love the colors and the papers you chose. The sparkly hearts are a great touch, and your stitching turned out great!! What a super set of cards--great job :)
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