I have the privilege of hosting this weeks TEAparty on behalf of Andrea aka papercrafter40. Andrea's friends Janet and Bruce are facing Bruce's terminal cancer, so we are sending paper hugs and comforting thoughts.
Janet is a card maker, so our challenge is to use a "paper" technique - I chose to do paper piecing, with a twist. Instead of stamping or printing onto the patterned paper, I used a light box flatform and traced the pieces to be paper pieced, with a fine micron pen.
This little couple are digi stamps by LOTV, I also have them in bare rubber, but they are very little and I find them difficult to fussy cut without amputating something.
The images were printed on copy paper then coloured with Prismacolour pencils, Zest it pencil blend and a colourless blending pencil. I coloured everything, including the bits I knew would be covered with patterned paper, just incase the piecing doesn't look right or is cut too fine. Before fussy cutting, I gently wiped a walnut stain foam blending tool over the images.
I paper pieced the little chaps hat and his sweeties cardigan, shoes and socks. They were adhered using a glue stick, you have a few seconds to slide the pieced bits in place when using a glue stick. If you don't like the look, you can remove the piece all together as the glue doesn't stain and is invisible when completely dry.
I hope you get a chance to join in and send some paper hugs to Janet and Bruce. Thank you for looking and be safe.
EDIT: Looking at the picture here, I can see that I did not wipe any walnut stain ink on the two little punched flowers. The ink gives a lovely aged effect.
Date: Monday, July 6, 2020 GMT Views: 1144
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Zest it pencil blend, colourless blending pencil, Copic highlights in hair, patterned paper (Kaiser DP for hat, Authentuque DP for cardi, shoes and socks), light platform, stencil, silver foam blending tool, Grey Copic for shadows
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Tue, Jul 07, 2020 @ 2:34 AM
Oh such a sweet cute card Susie. Wow you pieced all of their clothes back in....I thought I was keen with my teacup and that took some time LOL. I so love to see your cards in the gallery. I love the images, the die cut fence and border. Just such a great card. I am thinking of you and your DH....it’s a tough time at present....6 weeks...again. EEK! Lots of time to craft I guess. The important thing is that you keep safe and well. Big hugs from me over here in the West. Jx
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Tue, Jul 07, 2020 @ 4:47 AM
SUCH ADORABLE IMAGES, Susie!!! You did a WONDERFUL JOB on this! I LOVE EACH LITTLE DETAIL you've done to this, from the rock wall behind, the little fence & the framing too! AND OF COURSE, the ADORABLE IMAGES THEMSELVES, colored PERFECTLY!!! WONDERFUL WORK on paper piecing too! PERFECT, AS ALWAYS!!!! ANNND, BIG INKY HUGS for your SWEET VISIT DEAR FRIEND!!! <3
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Tue, Jul 07, 2020 @ 5:05 AM
Super sweet couple...this is just adorable....they're going to love this card! Paper piecing with a light box...you come up with some of the most inventive ways to do things...always a trailblazer when it comes to paper! Love this!
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Tue, Jul 07, 2020 @ 6:14 AM
Fantastic paper cutting Susie! I love the idea of the light box! Your fussy cutting and paper piecing is fabulous! It amazes me that you use copy paper, too! The white on white background is a wonderful idea! Lots to case with this card! And, of course, your coloring is always superb! I'm running out of adjectives! LOL fav'd
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They are absolutely adorable, Susie! And I do like the walnut stain on them. But your coloring and paper piecing is so perfect! She should frame this! I am sure it will bring comfort and joy, and a smile.
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Tue, Jul 07, 2020 @ 11:27 AM
I adore this card and all the incredible stamping ideas you continue to impart. Because of you I have tried copy paper a couple times now and I am amazed that the coloring on the images look as good as a cardstock base. And, as you said, sooooooo much easier to cut out. Like you, I tend to amputate a lot of limbs -- especially butterfly antennae -- so I love digis too. But, if my rubber isn't the right size, I have stamped the image, scanned in into my computer and then resized it for my card. Unfortunately I don't have the programs to make them png, but they work well for a one-layer card or if you are going to fussy cut them. Anyways, I digress. Love this sweet card, all the "Susie" details, and just the wonderfully happy message it sends. Janet will definitely feel loved by this one.