Saturday, March 31, 2012

Paper Pieced Easter Egg Card

I must confess that paper piecing is not my favorite craft. It is often too exacting not one of my strong points. On the other hand it is a great way to use up scraps of paper.

When I was going through my files and saw that I had downloaded from My Scrapchick this cute card  cutting file I knew I was going to have to make one for my granddaughters. The white card stock is the only non scrap that I used for the scallop pieces and the card base. Luckily I had just enough of the light pink to cut out the two pieces I needed.
I used a border embossing folder on the white scallop pieces. I used a brayer and applied ink to the raised design part of the folder. You get different looks depending on whether the ink is applied to the raised or recessed side of the folder.

I discovered that heat embossing doesn't work too well on textured card stock. Also discovered that my new Glitz embossing powder is transparent so a colored ink has to be used.  Not one to be wasteful I flipped the piece over and stamped with yellow ink. Then added the embossing powder and melted it.

I am pleased with the way that the front of the card turned out.Even more pleased with how the inside turned out.
You can't really tell in the picture but the grass is a scrap of craft foam which I cut slits in. The bunny is from Scraps by Mara. I just turned him into a Print and Cut. I added Karen Foster Scrap Floss for the whiskers. I didn't have any black but I still think he looks good. He is pop dotted. The butterfly was in my Studio library. I think it was a free print and cut file. I cut it out instead with a scrap of pattern paper the same as is on the front. I wrapped Karen Foster Scrap Floss around the body and tied for antenna. Then pop dotted it on the sentiment. The sentiment was manipulated and filled with a pattern in Studio. I also set it to print the line and changed the line color. I like the way that fonts can be outlined that way. I used a Krylon copper leafing pen to edge the rectangle that the sentiment is on. After I got everything glued down I thought I should have added a blue background for the sky. Too late now. LOL! Oh well I'm sure the girls will love it just the way it is.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to get out those scraps and craft. Happy crafting till we meet again.

1 comment:

  1. I love paper piecings. You did a great job and what a nice way to use scraps.


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