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Monday, February 5, 2018

Paper PIECING, not PIERCING.....


Hello dear friends: My teammates and I at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, have a new and fun and not to often used technique for you to have some real fun with. We are talking about PAPER PIECING which should NOT be confused with PAPER PIERCING, ok?
So here is the card I made to inspire you to come and play along with us in our gallery.


I used some of my beloved, one sided pattern paper scraps from Lili of the Valley, this line of papers is sadly discontinued but, I was lucky enough to grab about 10 fabulous, 8x8 paper pads with the most beautiful colors and designs.  So I stamped my flowers from the retired Stampin' Up! set called "Fabulous Florets" and the leaves, from another retired SU set called "Peaceful Petals with Stazon black in onto the paper scraps and then, fussy cut them. I sponged a bit of distress inks one each of the pieces and arranged them on my embossed panel, the sentiment is from the Peaceful Petals set.

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This is the finished inside of my card.


I used one of the leftover flowers and leaves I fussy cut to embellish the inside, the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Dahlias".

So, there you have it, I hope you feel inspired to join my teammates and I in THE FLOWER CHALLENGE gallery, we can't wait to see what you create.
For more inspiration, go to the blog and check out what the rest of the Designer Team created, you'll be glad you did.
Please include our banner when you upload your card and don't forget to read our rules, they are few but important.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



7 comments:

Brian King said...

These are beautiful! It's amazing what a difference that "r" can make. :)

Mary Fish said...

I adore the paper "piecing" technique. Such a pretty way to add images and pattern at the same time.

Leslie Miller said...

These flowers are perfect for paper piecing and you did such a beautiful job of it! I used to enjoy this technique from time to time. Love the CAS design of your card with the embossed oval frame and multi-colored sentiment.

Viv said...

Loving these bright and cheery flowers Maria and great card too.Super paper piecing also ;) hugs Viv xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Maria, great paper piecing, and fab colour combo

America said...

Lovely colors and piecing. Awesome job finishing the insides of your cards!

Susan said...

LOVE the bright colors you've used! The flowers seem to pop right off the card! Beautiful!