Monday, February 27, 2012

Paper Piecing Birds on A Branch


This week’s theme at Craft Your Passion Challenge is about Paper Piecing. It is being sponsored by AiFactory and Bunny Zoe. You will have a couple chances to win free images and even a chance to join us as a guest design team member. I used the Birds on Branch image from AiFactory for this card.

I love the look of paper piecing. It seems to be a lot of work so I was looking forward to the challenge, but it wasn’t as bad as it looks. Simply stamp or print your image on white paper and again on pattern paper for as many different patterns as you need and then use a really good pair of scissors to cut out your shapes. My Bumble Bee Scissors are perfect for this task. I find these cards are more successful if you don’t make everything into pattern paper.

For this card, I colored the image and the pattern paper pieces with Copic markers. Some of the shapes are pop dotted and others are glued straight down. The green and pink pattern papers both came from my stash so I don’t know where they are from. I finished off the card with a few clear dots and a button along with an EK Success flower punch and a couple hand cut leaves.

6 comments:

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable card, Katie. I love this image and your paper piecing is awesome. Love that paper pieced flower too.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

MindyYoung said...

This is just too darn cute! I love how you added the veins to the pp leaves. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Shannah said...

This is so sweet Katie! Your colouring is lovely, and the paper-piecing is fab! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspirations Challenge this week!
Hugs, Shannah

Wendy said...

Fab card Hun love the image thank you for joining us at whimsys stamps for our challenge this week paper piecing very cute

Hugs Wendy DT WS

Regan said...

Lovely Spring card! The birds, branch, leaves, and flowers are just delightful! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)
{hugs}
Regan

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Beautiful Katie!!!

Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith