Thursday, September 16, 2010

Paper piecing and tweeting

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I wish, I wish, I wish that my wish comes true.

Can you guess what my wish is? I shouldn't tell but between you and me I just wish I'm chosen for the Basic Grey Challenge DT Call. I love Basic Grey and invested a lot of money in the material. (For hubby's sake, I'd rather use the term invest than splurge) What I need? For the Design Team members to love it enough to take me on. With all the stunning entries so far I know it will be difficult. But I'll keep my fingers crossed till the names are out. If you don't see me online, it will probably be because of cramp in fingers.

I'm also entering this card for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge were we had to use a "Tweet or a flutter" on our cards. Perfect isn't it?

Onto my creation.


Basic Grey Olivia Collection (Stamps, Papers: Ashylyn, Sydney, Kembrie, Amelia and Isabella)
Bazill Kraft cardstock
Brown cardstock
Black felt pen
Brown ribbon (from Hobby crafts)
Brads from Kaiser crafts
Circle and scallop nesties
Anita's glossy accents
Staz on ink


Die cut machine
Ball embossing tool

How to:

  • Cut two panels from Kraft and Kembrie paper (6 by 6 pad) and put aside.
  • Die cut the scalloped circle from Syndey paper and a circle from white cardstock. Use the same die you cut the white circle from as a stencil. Draw the outer circle and hand cut.
  • Draw the branch free hand and add some lines and knots with the felt pen.
  • Stamp the bird four times from pink, turqoise, spotted and white Olivia papers. Trim the pink bird and cut out its cheeks. Put the cheeks aside for later. Cut the turqoise bird, snipping off the tail and feathers. Finally, cut out the tummy and the beak. Assemble everything as shown with the pink bird at the bottom, turqoise next. The spotted tummy, beaks and cheeks should come at the end.
  • Use the embossing tool to give some dimension to the assembled image.

  • Trim three hearts from Ashlyn paper (12 by 12 pack).
  • As a last step assemble everything with a ribbon running between the panels and the topper.


MIE said...

Cute card!!! Thank for your warm comment and detailed info!:)

Ruth said...

A beautiful card! Very eyecatching, Ruth :)

Kate H-H said...

This is such a cute card! Best of luck with the DT call xx

Chris said...

A gorgeous creation Josianne, so cute and fresh and your paper piecing looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at BG Challenges and for entering our DT call. Good luck! Chris :)

little angel said...

so sweet! thanks for joining us at CCT

Caz said...

Fab card. You left a comment on my blog asking about the gems, jump rings and keyrings.

The gems are from Creative Treasures, and they come on a piece of twisty tape and I just removed them. The jump rings were from HobbyCraft, but I also got some from eBay before. The keyrings were also from eBay.

Chrissie said...

He's a little 'Tweetie' Josianne, I love the paper piecing!

Judie said...

What a delightful card and oh so much work. thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Would love you to become a follower.

TaraG said...

Oh how absolutely "teet",lol!!! Just love you card to bits, Josianne! Great use of BG products that is for sure and your paper piecing is fabulous...thanks for showing us your technique and thanks so much for joining the BG Challenge and entering the DT call! Good Luck!

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

You did a great job!

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! I really love the image.
hugs, Vanja

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining CCT this week. Kim

craftyb said...

awwwwwww....this is just the CUTEST!! LOVE this card...the cute image, those yummy papers...gorgeous! bx