Sunday, April 13, 2014

Paper Piecing

Starting April 7th I began a personal challenge to create 100 cards in 100 days! For a chance to win my BLOG CANDY!! come visit me each day and leave a comment.  See THIS POST for details.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Helen owner of HandmadeCards by Helen blog and Linda my newest followers.  Linda, if you have a blog would you be so kind as to leave a link so that I can post it link and come pay you a visit!! : )   Check out Helen’s beautiful and bright creations! Her style seems to be inspired by the beautiful state she lives in! : )

 When I saw the challenge this week from the talented gals at "Shopping Our Stash" I knew I was going to have fun!! I especially love the fussy work of paper piecing.  However! I wish I had not waited so long to create my card this week because I've been under the weather today and this card is not my best effort : ( dontcha just hate that!? 

I stamped my basket of eggs on kraft paper and then again on white cs.  I trimmed up my image cutting it carefully up to the basket handle and using an x-acto knife cut out the small area at the top of the handle.  I added a little color o the basket for added dimension.  Next I colored the eggs with prisma pencils and shaded the coloring with Gamsol. I then cut the eggs out and placed them over the stamped image on the kraft cs. Finally adding a little bit of green shading under the image.

For the top part I embossed the pink paper with SU Clouds embossing folder and finally cut a bunny from the PTI Hippity Hoppity stamp set and die combo.  I also paper pieced the cheeks and inner part of bunny's ears. Before attaching it all together I took a "bite" out of the bunny's ear!

This card will go to my Dad and he will think the bite is the best part! : )

This is card 8 - with 92 to go : ) on my way to my personal challenge of 100 cards in 100 days!! : ) Thank you so much for cheering me on! I LOVE reading all the wonderful encouraging comments : )

Have a wonderful Sunday!!



SU card stock
Eggs and Basket Image by The Angel Company
Hippity Hoppity bunny and die combo from Papertrey Ink
Clouds embossing folder by SU


Cornelia W said...

Such a sweet Easter card, Patti!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I think the bite is hilarious! I made a chocolate bunny card last week and I wish I had thought of that! Your card is adorable - I really love the SU clouds folder - so pretty! Your paper piecing and fussy cutting are lovely - I enjoy fussy cutting for some reason! Only 92 more to go, my friend!

I also wanted to mention I enjoy seeing you welcome your new followers each day. I have started doing this as well.

Have a great day!

Helen F. said...

Thank you so much for all your comments and kind words about my little slice of Blogland, Patti!
So happy you joined as a follower too :-)
Your Easter bunny card is just too adorable, love how he's peeking over at those paper pieced eggs.
PS: Hope you are feeling better soon

Kelly said...

oh my, that is a lot of cutting! whew. great results!

Leslie Hanna said...

First, what a great self-challenge!! I think I'd die under the pressure, then make 99 cards on the last day. ;/

Second, you fussy-cut the eggs? Whoa, you really DO like to fussy-cut, don't you? :)

Lastly, that the bite out of the ear is perfect.

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Rose said...

cute!!! love the bite taken out of his ear!! that is the first part i eat also lol

Carole Z said...

I love this Patti, so cute and fab colours ...I'm with you, I enjoy fussy cutting too! Hugs Carole Z ~X

Beverly Ann said...

Awhhh... too cute and you are right Dad will think the bite is the best part :)

Love it!

lauren bergold said...

such a super adorable easter card, i love the way you created a little scene! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week!

Donna said...

Fab card Patti!! I love the bite out of the ear!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!!

Asha said...

Ooooh! I just LOVE that little bit of cloud over his ear! FABulously clean and simple.
hugs, Asha

Kristie Goulet said...

Very sweet card, Patti!

Beth F. said...

This is so adorable! I love those embossed clouds!