Thursday, January 31, 2013
Ai Challenge 98, Paper Piecing
Hello and happy Thursday! It's Challenge 98 over at the Ai Blog today, and this weeks challenge is to combine "Paper Piecing" into a card/project. I decided to choose this fun loving Ai stamp called "Jumbo Dancer", SKU# T4185. She is so cute and fashionable! I inked her up and then die cut her out with a Stampin Up! Sizzix die. Then I colored her in with copic markers. I decided to use some really beautiful designer paper from Carta Bella to paper piece her dress, purse and hat with, and then used coordinating designer paper for the background. I just LOVE that paper pad. After I finished with my image, I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink, and then layered some Not Quite Navy SU! cardstock behind the die cut. I paper pierced all around the edges, I liked the added texture.
Here is a close up of the image. You can see my sewing around the edges, both straight stitch and zig zag. I also used a small scallop border punch from Stampin Up! on the not quite navy panel. I embellished the panel with silver pearls on the bottom. Love those silver pearls!
For the inside of my card, I added the simple Ai sentiment "Style is Everything", SKU# D3469. Such a perfect sentiment for this card, then I added a wide strip of coordinating designer paper to the bottom.
I hope you visit the Art Impressions Blog to see what the other Design Team members have created for this fun challenge. Play along with us won't you? You could win a $10.00 certificate for Ai stamps. Thanks for visiting.