Sunday, June 30, 2013

Christmas Once Again

   It's Sunday and that means Christmas Card Challenges is having another card challenge. The challenge this week is to create a Christmas Card using Paper Piecing. I've not done much of this, but I really had fun. However, next time I'll make sure that I don't use an image that has so many little pieces to it ~ LOL.

   The image I used is an old digital image from Dearie Dolls. It's so cute. This is what I "pieced" on the image...I cut out the shoes and socks as one piece and colored them using Copics; then I puffed it up with dimensionals.  I also cut out the hat and added glitter to the white band portion and used red paper for the cap (and puffed it up also). I used a piece of smushed (is that a word?) cotton for the pom at the end. I cut out her hair -- although I don't think it looks like it's been pieced in the picture. I pieced her dress and popped up her one shoulder piece. I cut the ruffle out of burgundy paper. A bit of skin shading and some gold glitter to the ornament finished off the image.

Here's a close-up of the shoes and socks.
I added scalloped edging in green and white along one side, organza and satin ribbon and a fancy button to complete this week's Christmas Card.  Even if you don't enter the challenge at CCC, I hope you give Paper Piecing (not piercing) a try. It sure changes the look of a stamped image.
Check out the other Design Team Member's Paper Piecing cards.


  1. This is such a cute card. Your paper piecing looks fabulous.

    1. Thank you. I love fussy-cutting items, so this wasn't so bad. Just a LOT of cutting LOL.

  2. Heather, your button is BEAUTIFUL! And so's your card :)


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