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


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!