Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Flower Pot Paper Piecing

Join us this week at Delightful Challenges for Anything Goes. 

My card is a paper pieced card using the wonderful image from the Flower Pot Faces Collection.  I decided that I just had to include the digi papers from the Flower Pot Faces Paper so I used them to form the flower petals.

Card Recipe
DD Stamps: Flower Pot Faces
CS and Papers: FPF digi papers, So Saffron, Wild Wasbe
Ink: Distress Tea Die
Markers: Copic R29
Access. And Embellishments: BoBunny Ribbon
Special Techniques: Paper Piecing

Just in case you are not sure how to get the Flower Pot image onto the designer paper I will show you what I did.  There are probably better methods, but this worked for me.

First, I printed off a set of the FPF digi paper on regular printer paper.  Then I used MS Word to format two side-by-side images of the flower I wanted to use and printed a copy.

Next, I cut squares of paper to tape over the section of the flower that I needed for layering.  I put the same sheet back in my printer and printed it again. 

Well, if you look at this picture you will see that I made a mistake and did not tape down the paper very well.  But it is not a loss, because I really only need the face for the next layer.  Sometimes, mistakes work out ok.

Then I cut out each of the pieces and layered them up for the finished flower. 

You might also find this Digital Delights tutorial by Wanda Keller helpful.

Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Design Team has come up with for your inspiration.  I hope you join us this week at Delightful Challenges and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your fabulous creations. 
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Have a great day!


Dr Sonia S V said...

Nancy such a lovely card and so nice of you to show how you did it!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

great card, love the paper piecing it looks fab!
hugs shell xx


Hi Nancy

A gorgeous card,welcome to Delightful Challenges DT,sorry i didn't get round until now,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Nancy!
Wow! Wha ta fabulous card! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the paper piecing!

Larelyn said...

Hi Nancy,
I love your card, it's adorable. Thanks for the reminder about using patterned paper with digi's. I'm so new to digi's that I forget about printing on other than white. I'm so glad we're designing together.

Lisa said...

Love the paper pierced flower, wonderful job

Sharri said...

Nancy gorgeous card! I love the paper piecing! I have not tried that yet with digi's!
I found your blog through The Outlawz Follow Me Forum and am so glad I did!

Wendy Hall said...

Fantastic job Nancy:)
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Kat said...

This is so sweet. I love it!Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Anita said...

Great tips! I love your take on the set.

Sheree said...

Wow!! I love it Nancy!! Great job with the paper piecing! I also checked out that link you gave me and am in awe of her work! Innnnnncredible! Thanks so much for thinking of me!

Sandy said...

I love paper piecing, and this is a great image for the technique. Thanks for playing with us at There's Magic in the Air.

Unknown said...

Hello Nancy,
very nice summery colours, i might try that when i'm not too lazy...

uksharon said...

Fabulous fun card so bright and cheery.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Julie said...

I just saw your card at MIM and had to call by for a closer look,I love it,TFS. Have a great weekend,Julie.x

Sharon said...

Hi Nancy, this is a stunning card, just love the floral image you've used. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week.

Kerrie said...

Lovely paper pieced flower, so pretty.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

LeslieRahye said...

Awesome paper piecing!! I love how you incorporated Louby Loo's papers into the petals.

Gunn (Merete) said...

Ohh, this was really cute. Nice flower.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.