Tuesday 7 June 2011

Kraftin Kimmie Cut it out...

I had to make a birthday card for my sister-in-law and was browsing around for some inspiration.  I noticed that Kraftin Kimmie have a paper-piecing challenge this week and paper-piecing is one of my favourite things to do even though I don't do it often enough.  This is the challenge link http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-81-cut-it-out.html KK stamps really lend themselves to paper-piecing too and I had an new one that was just right for the person I am making it for.

I started with a sketch from Clean and Simple and whilst I went a bit further with it, it was a very good jumping off point in terms of inspiration, so I'll upload a link to their site despite the deviation.

I stamped the image onto DP (an old K&Co paper) first and cut out the dressing gown then stamped the image in full on white coated paper and coloured with copics.  I stuck the dressing gown in place and added a little shading with toner gray copics.  I then paper pieced the mug and hands to create another layer and again did a little more shading with copics.  The hair slides are paper pieced too.  I used the same DP to create a matching layer for the sketch, and mounted that onto a plain maroon cardstock to blend with the pattern into which I cut a decorative edge using my favourite MS pansy punch.  I added a "special sister topper" from a QVC kit I got quite a few years ago, and a sentiment I printed and finished with some white velvet ribbon and a pearl buckle to tie the two together.

I really enjoyed making this card and am very pleased with the results :-D

Craftilicious x


  1. Ohhhhhh very pretty! Love her paper pieced robe and that lovely border punch! Great job and thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

  2. Lovely card. Hope this comment works. Love Sandra x


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