Monday 24 June 2013

Cutie Pie DT Card - Paper Piecing

It's that time again when we have a new challenge for you at Cutie Pie, this fortnight our theme is "Paper Piecing".  It's a technique I really enjoy, so I had great fun making my card using a sweet Gorjuss stamp which hadn't seen ink for a while.  Our sponsors this time are Flat Friends, and Stamp and Create, pop on over to the Cutie Pie blog for more details.
 After colouring the image with Promarkers, I paper pieced the dress, tights and hair bow, then added Star Dust Stickles to the dandelion clocks and faux stitching round the edges of the topper.
The beautiful papers are Prima, Rosarian, such a stunning stack, I just love the colour combo.  One of the designs is a sheet of journaling tags, I cut one down and stamped a sentiment on with a Papermania stamp.  On one of the backing papers, I picked out part of the design with tiny gems for a bit of added sparkle.
Just under the topper, I created a panel of box pleating by joining two strips of paper together, scoring on my Hougie board and folding into shape.  I then taped into place, wound round some bakers twine and added a leaf shaped brad.
The final embellishments are some flowers and leaves made with punches and shimmer domes.
 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sentimental Sundays - #160 - For the Girls
That Craft Place - Flowers
The Squirrel and the Fox - #46 - Use Something Metal, I used a brad
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - #172 - Flowers and Bows
Oldie but a Goodie - Stitching - my papers and stamp are both older stash
Clear it Out - Theme - Paper Piecing, Stash - Scrap Paper, I used up off-cuts for the piecing and the punched flowers


  1. Beautiful card Wendy, I love your colour choice. Joey xx

  2. Love the colours you have used with this image Wendy. The pleated paper is a fabulous touch.

    Edna x

  3. Gorgeous papers I like your paper piecing I love doing that as well,Brilliant card Ginny x

  4. Hi Wendy, gorguss card, love who you have designed it with the paper piecing and as usual your colouring is wonderful.

    Looking for a bit of help, how do you put a watermark on cards, is there a design company who does it or what. I you have time could you let me know, my email is
    Kate x

  5. so stunning wendy.i love your pretty papers and really sweet gorjuss girl :D

    xx coops xx

  6. such a cute card wendy - love it xx

  7. Gorgeous card Wendy - stunning paper piecing and I love the pleated paper border too.
    Have a fab day
    Debs xx

  8. Gosh, what a gorgeous card, I love your paper piecing (a favourite technique of mine too). Thank you for joining in an OBAG challenge, hope you’ll join us again for a new challenge on Tuesday. Keep using up all that old stash!

  9. Wonderful layers, papers, and design.

    Regards diane

  10. Beautiful card - love the paper piecing!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  11. Love this image, such a sweet creation. Thank you for sharing with us this week at TPC Challenge.

  12. So pretty, love the dress and box pleating.

    Thank you for sharing with us at That Craft Place x

  13. Awesome card thanks for joining us @ CIO hope you stop by and play with us again <((>< LYNN B.

  14. Such a pretty card and done a swell job of paper piecing love the leaf brad too. Thanks for joining us over at The Squirrel and The Fox hugs Denise DT xx

  15. This is a very cute card - love the color combination!
    Have a nice day, Wendy! :)

  16. Fabulous card - love the beautiful papers and the pleated border x
    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' for the weekend & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


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