I thought I’d try something a little different this evening… paper piecing was one of the first papercrafts I tried when I was younger as it was one of the crafts available on a summer camp during the school holidays. Now several (dozen!) years on, I thought it was time to re-visit it!
The image I have used for the card is a freebie from Birdie Brown. I love these stamps, so I was delighted when I found these birds as I could already see how they would work as a paper pieced project! I printed the image onto plain white coated card and coloured the flowers, leaves and sky in with my Pro-Markers, keeping the colour palette quite simple. Then, I printed the birds another three times on three sheets from a First Edition Summer Breeze paper stack – I chose brown for the birds bodies, peach and green for the wings and tail feathers. Using my sharpest scissors, I cut out the birds’ bodies, wings and tail feathers and then placed them back together. The larger bird was stuck with glue dots, but I used 3D pads for the smaller bird, to create a little depth to the image.
The layout is based around Sketch 35 on the From The Heart Stamps blog, with just a couple of minor tweaks.
The background papers were also from the First Edition Summer Breeze paper stack, with a strip of peach satin ribbon and cream ric-rac across the top of the card.
Finally, as there wasn’t a great deal of room left for a sentiment, I printed the Happy Bird-day stamp from Birds Cards and cut it out using the Silhouette.
I am hoping to enter several challenges with this card; but I have to admit that it was made with the paper piecing challenge and DT call over at Milk Coffee in mind. Fingers crossed…!!
Thanks for reading x