Thursday, January 1, 2015

AEI♥U Challenge #20–Paper Piecing!


Hello sweet friends!

Challenge 20

It’s time for the next AEI♥U Challenge!!  YAY!!  I just know you all are going  to rock this one!  Here’s my sample for  the challenge:

Challenge 20 - Paper Piecing

Paper piecing is a super easy technique that adds that little extra sumpin’ sumpin’ to a project – the perfect finishing touch.  Right?!  My card features the Weather It Stamp Set and Weather It Elle-Ments.  Here’s how I made my card:

  • Trim an A2 card base out of Pure White Cardstock.
  • Trim a panel from Sea Glass Cardstock, and die cut the left and right edges using the straight line Dotted Borders Elle-Ment.
  • Die cut the clouds from front image panel using the Weather It Elle-Ments.  Temporarily adhere the image panel to the card base and stamp the clouds inside the negative of the die cut using the Weather It Stamp Set.
  • Stamp the raindrops under the clouds using Sea Glass Pigment Ink; stamp the sentiment using black dye ink.
  • Stamp the top of the umbrella twice – once onto Pure White Cardstock, and once onto the rainbow dotted patterned paper from the Everyday Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  Die cut the white umbrella, and fussy cut the rainbow dotted umbrella top.
  • Adhere the rainbow patterned paper to the white umbrella die cut; stamp the lines for the umbrella; stamp the handle.
  • Adhere the front image panel to the card base with foam tape; adhere the assembled umbrella to the image panel with foam tape.
  • Tie a bow using some crochet cord and adhere to the umbrella using a glue dot; apply Glossy Accents to the raindrops.

I’d love for you to click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog – my sweet teammates have created some gorgeous samples for your inspiration!  While you’re there, be sure and link up your own take on the new challenge – you’ll find the rules and regulations of the challenge there, as well as the InLinkz tool!  This challenge ends on January 26, and there are TWO $25 Avery Elle gift certificates up for grabs!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m dealing with a cold that I picked up, so I’ll be laying low for the rest of the weekend.  Hope you had a great New Year’s Eve celebration, and that the coming year blesses you beyond measure!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


~amy~ said...

Yay for Paper Piecing!
Super fun card...Happy New Year!

Brenda Lee said...

Cute, cute, cute card! We get a lot of rain in Seattle...I could use brighter (warmer) days! :)

Teresa Doyle said...

What an adorable card! I love it! You have done a fantastic job on this! TFS!

Geri said...

Ya had me swooning the second I spied those sweet & cheery polka dots!!! Awesome 'floating cloud' technique!

Colleen said...

Thanks for the reminder that Paper Piecing can be such a great addition to a card. Gorgeous as always!

Shelly said...

Oh, this is sooo sweet!