Sunday, 18 January 2009

Paper piecing Birthday Sketch !

I don't usually combine challenges but this card is a combination of the sketch from Just Christmas and Birthday Cards, the technique of paper piecing on A Spoon Full of Sugar and the 'birthday something' on Stamp Something. Having had the issue of what paper piecing means when I was on the design team of Funky Fairy Papercrafts, I took photos of the process today and then smiled as I have just seen that Nikki has edited their challenge blog to explain what it means too. My reason for paper piecing today is wanting a particular football strip so it was plain rather than patterned paper that I needed: The Chris in question is a Bristol City fan! Process to make this is here.Used: Paper: Various scraps mounted on card cut with Mega Nestabilities Curved Rectangles, backed by Core'dinations Hocus Pocus which I sanded; Stamps: 'Creative Stamping' Footballer with Brilliance black ink and coloured with watercolour pencil on flesh parts and masked to create background with DOTS 'sand or snow' stamp and Shabby Shutters distress ink, also sponged on, and Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Ice Blue applied direct to paper for sky. I computer-generated and printed the sentiment and used Anita's Sticky Ribbon.


  1. Well done with all the challenges! Great card! Thanks for joining in this week at JCBC.

    Kristin :)

  2. Love your card Karen! Fun image and great colors, very cheerful. Thanks for playing. :)