Saturday, September 20, 2008

Paper Piecing...

I finally tried to do paper piecing. I had always liked the way it looked, but I was always too lazy to try it. Well, the concept is simple, and the execution is not as difficult as I thought (click here to see the SCS tutorial). So, I plan to do more of this when I have good images to try it on. Meanwhile, I was so into the whole thing that I decided to do some out-of-the-box stuff and stippling and piercing too! I kinda liked how it looked, too. So without further ado, here's the card:
Isn't he just so fun?? His jacket uses the DP, as you can see, and I think it really adds to the appeal of this card. And though I did the paper piercing in the corner, it just didnt' have enough emphasis, so I went in with a Stampin' Write marker (FINE tip end) and touched each hole so that it was more black. It totally made the difference.

Set: Voila!
Colors: Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery
Paper: SU! DP series "Sarah"
Other: Stipple brush, dimensionals

I hope you like it!

12 comments:

Cheryl Walker said...

Very cute card!!! I love the paper piecing, its soooo much fun!!!! Looks great !!!!

Stephanie said...

I have never tried this either, just might have to now...great card!

Diane said...

His jacket looks great and what a smart idea with the piercing, too!

Kerry said...

This card turned out great! What a fun image to play with!

Deborah said...

I love what you did with this set! I just had him out the other day and made my DB his birthday card with it! I am going to do him again with pp! Have a great weekend! Your piercing is fab! Deb

Marilyn said...

What a neat color combo you used on this card!! I love it!! Paper piecing looks so awesome with this set too!

Stampin' Meg said...

Oh perfect paper for his jacket, Gina!

Lorraine said...

awwwe, I just love this chef! the paper piecing is terrific! his jacket looks great. love your colors too. tfs

Loretta Rodger said...

Oh love the sponging, love the layers!

Loretta Rodger said...

Oh love the sponging, love the layers!

JazzyH said...

Like the piercing!

Aunt T said...

Adorable. Great job.

Teresa