Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Want Summer?

This card was made by one of my club members Jeni. I taught her paper piecing. If you don't know what that is... it's a fun, easy, and yet can be challenging if done with tired eyes that stayed up till 2am. By the way don't you just love that stamp set!! Oh I want it... not sure who its from or whats its called...

This card, I made while Jeni was doing her own. It involved chalk embossing or at least that's what I am calling it, paper piecing, and lots of laughter... :-)

To do the Chalk "Embossing"
Stamp your image using Versamark
Then take your desired chalk colors and using an applicator tool or even a q-tip color in and around your image as desired.
In some cases, I use a clear acrylic spray to help seal it.
But mostly when I mail them I put a photo sleeve over gives it more of a professional look to it.

To do Paper Piecing
It involves stamping your image twice, once on a plain Cardstock, & the other on B&T paper (B&T= Background & Texture)
Using your scissors trim out the piece or pieces you want out of your B&T paper
Then apply them to your plain Cardstock image.

Paper Piecing is time consuming, but is worth all the Oohs & Aahs!!
Feel free to share your paper piecing with me... :-)

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