Hello, friends! I stole a few minutes today to make two cards for the current Less Is More Week 73 Recipe Challenge to use "Paper Piecing." I love using up scraps of patterned paper for paper-piecing images, and the two baby cards I made were quick and easy. (I actually have a stash of pre-cut paper-pieced images that I work on when I have some down time and pull out when I need a quick card. I store them in the slots of a small 4x6 photo album!)
My first card is a clean and simple one-layer card using a paper-pieced, popped-up duck image from Sandylion. The sentiment is Paper Smooches, while the wavy line is from Limited Edition Rubber Stamps. I added a tiny black gem to the eye, and voila!
Side Note: A finishing touch I always like to do when paper-piecing is to go over the edge of the image with the side of a black marker...see here? It just makes it look more "finished."
My second one-layer CAS card on kraft uses a free digital sentiment from Kim Hughes along with a paper-pieced bunny from the same Sandylion set; the little flower gem is Hero Arts.
This image on this card is not popped up, but I added some shading with a grey Copic marker around the bottom and side edges for some dimension.
I have missed playing at the Less Is More blog for the past few months...they always have such wonderful challenges and entries. Chrissy and Mandi are such wonderful sources of inspiration, too. Mandi's birthday cards and Chrissie's birds and balloons this week are perfect examples of paper-piecing at its finest...be sure to check them out!
Have a great day, everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!