Friday, March 9, 2012

Making History


I picked up this stylish lady image at one of the stamp shows in Dallas earlier this year. It really is fun! I immediately thought it would be perfect for a friend's birthday this week, and thought how versatile it would be if I used paper piecing - a new patterned paper equals a new dress!

After I made it, I found that the Corrosive Challenge Blog has a paper piecing challenge this week called "Give Piece a Chance" - how cute!

I'm entering this one in the Craft Your Passion challenge, too - it's an "anything goes" week.



Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"


Belle (Rubbernecker Stamps)
Favorite Thoughts (SU!)


So Saffron (SU!)7" x 10", scored at 5"
Certainly Celery (SU!)3 1/2" x 6 7/8"
Cameo Coral (SU!)4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Classic K Designer Paper (K & Co)4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Lost & Found Designer Paper (My Mind's Eye)4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey Ink)4 1/2" x 5 1/2", and
2 1/2" x 3 1/2"


Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)


Grand Ovals (Spellbinders)
Grand Big Scalloped Ovals (Spellbinders)
Ribbon Banners (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Peg Bow Maker (Unity Stamps)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
SPICA Glitter Pen (Imagination International)
Diamond Destress Stickles (Ranger)
Zip Dry
Double sided Sticky Tape (PK Glitz)
ATG (3M)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Make the base card using a piece of yellow card stock cut to 7" x 10". Score it at 5", and fold.


Cut a piece of light green card stock to measure 3 1/2" x 6 7/8". Using double sided tape, mount a strip of ribbon vertically on the left side of this mat layer. Mount the mat on the left side of the card front. Tie a matching bow, and adhere to the ribbon strip.


Stamp the image 3 times: once on the dress fabric patterned paper, once on the pink designer paper, and once on a piece of white card stock measuring 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". Cut/emboss the image on white card stock using the Grand Ovals die that leaves a small border around the image. On the white image using COPIC markers, color the face, arms, legs using E000 and E02, and hair using Y21. Color the bracelets with a green SPICA glitter pen.

Cut the dress and hat band out carefully. Cut the hat, dress belt and collar, drape, and shoes from the pink paper image. Carefully glue the trimmed images onto the white image.

Cut/emboss a Grand Scalloped Oval from the pink card stock. Mount on the card fron to the right of the bow. Adhere the image oval onto the scalloped oval mat. Use Diamond Stickles to cover the embossed edge of the pink scalloped oval.


Cut/emboss a ribbon banner from white card stock. Stamp the sentiment in brown ink on the white ribbon die cut. Mount below the image on the card front. Use Diamond Stickles to cover the embossed edges of the ribbon banner.

Thanks for stopping by!




This is absolutely gorgeous! I just love her big skirt! Great image for coloring and your coloring is perfect! Have a good weekend!

Marina said...

I have this same stamp (by a different manufacturer) and although, I've had it for years, can't count the number of times I've used it for different projects - it's so versatile. I love what you've done with it and especially like the gliter edging.

Regan said...

Fabulous image to paper piece! Love how her big dress looks done this way! Great sentiment and the glittered edges are a wonderful touch! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely card.Beautiful paper piecing.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the vintage style and the paper piecing is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. Please join us again soon!


hlm said...

What a fabulous card! Very vintage - really like the image - full hat & dress! Well done my friend!

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