Saturday, November 8, 2008

Paper Pieced Christmas cards



Paper piecing is a fun and different way to add a little "oomph" to a card. I stamped the ornament and trees images onto some designer paper and cut them out. For the trees, I stamped the image on white cardstock, let it dry, colored in the trunks with a brown marker, and then laid my designer paper pieces into the appropriate sized tree. I added some stickles to the hearts and let them dry.

I didn't actually paper piece the ornaments. I glued the pieces down and used a Silver Spica glitter pen to draw in the metal loop hanger at the top of each ornament. I just wanted a little more control over where I put the balls instead of stamping them on there first.

If you try some paper piecing, I'd love to see what you have created. :-) Have a great weekend!


Stamps: Heart Warmers & Polka Dots backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Tattered Rose distress ink
CS: White, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, assorted dsp
Other: Cotton Candy and Crystal stickles, black gingham ribbon, nestabilities, brown copic marker

4 comments:

Kim Marie said...

As usual, your cards are wonderful!
What's up, Holly?
Kim Marie

Shelly Koskinen said...

These are very cute! I love the soft colors!

Joan Ervin said...

How cute, Holly!!! I love the soft pretty colors you used and what adorable stamps!!! Hummmm, I wonder who will be receiving these darling little Christmas cards???

Julia Aston said...

I love the soft pastel colors on these pretty holiday cards!