Monday, October 18, 2010

Growing in Unity - Day 2

Hi, and welcome to Day 2 of GIU.  Today I'll be using paper piecing technique on my cards.  I think paper piecing is a really great way to get colours on your card without using any paints or pencils or markers.

Here's my card:

The apples were stamped on 3 different patterned papers and cut out and adhered with foam squares onto a white strip of cardstock.  The cardstock was adhered to the red patterned paper as shown, and the sentiment added (a rub-on).  A stitched organza ribbon was tied just below the apples as shown. The kraft cardbase was sponged with Distress Ink Vintage Photo, with the bottom corners rounded, and a white gel pen was used to create some faux stitching around the card.

Another example of paper piecing is a card I made for the Unity challenge on splitcoaststampers.  The image and sentiment is from my 1st Unity KOM kit.  I love that kit!

First Card:
Stamps : Unity KOM July 2010
Patterned papers : Cosmo Cricket Togetherness
Cardstock : PTI Kraft
Inks : Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Others : Sakura white gel pen, sentiment rub-on, ribbon, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Second Card:
Stamps : Unity KOM February 2010, Unity background Worn Music
Inks : Versafine Onyx Black & Spanish Moss
Papers : Pink Paislee Queen Bee and 365 Degrees, PTI Spring Moss
Others : EK Success border punches

Thanks for looking.  I hope you have a Great day!


stampjourney said...

Great cards! I love the paper pieced apples, especially on the background paper you chose! Hope you have a great day!

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous cards. I just love your take on the the fun stamps. Thanks for all the inspiration this week.

Kathy Lee said...

Love the paper piecing. Love the Let's Hang Out card, they are so cute!

Gwen said...

Adorable cards!! Love that apple card!

Cindy Haffner said...


Maria Levine said...

These are fabulous!! I love paper piecing it's the best!! Nice job.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love these two cards!! the red on the aboven one is very nice with the apples and such a pretty ribbon!
But the second cards is may favorite!! Love the birdhomes and that sentiment with it, perfect!!

Hugs, Wendy

Bogner's said...

I love the simple look of your first card and the apples. They look so cute! And that second card with the bird houses, AMAZING! I have that set and haven't inked up that image yet. I think I'm going to have to now! TFS!

Jennine Chambers said...

I just love these cards. I saw the tree house one on splitcoast. I just love what you did with it. I also adore that apple stamp! Thanks for the inspiration!

Angie Blom said...

Love love these cards.. great images.. great paper piecing!!

jmahugger said...

Beautiful Cards!! Love both of them!! Nice work~

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I just realized that I forgot to leave a comment on the other two cards from today's post--WOW! Beautifully done! YOU ROCK!!

As for these cards--fab set again! Love that text behind the bird houses:)

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Jen said...

Soooo ca-ute! Love the paper piecing on both...great design too!