The tutorial today presented by Kristina Werner was on simple paper piecing. Amazingly this time I did find it actually simple to do. Right on my desk was a new to me 6 X 6 paper pad from Kaisercraft. This meant I knew that I would have multiple sheets of coordinating patterns. Having patterns that “go” together is more than half the battle in paper piecing.
I liked the colour combination so well, I decided to follow through and foil the sentiments in a matching bronze foil. I have a third card ready to go as well. I am just deciding how to change up the final decoration. I am also going to give the watercolour paper piecing a try, so I will end up with at least six cards.
I like these two cards as I think the design is neither too feminine or too masculine and are truly an all-occasion design.
Today’s lesson was led by Yana Smakula. I follow her posts either on her own blog or with Spellbinders so I am familiar with her style. This card session was absolutely perfect for me. I had purchased the Hero Arts background stamp Ocean Waves Bold Print precisely because it reminded me of the patches of different coloured fields in the prairie of Saskatchewan, but I had not yet made a card depicting this. The lesson was to cut up the image into various pieces in a variety of colours and then abstractly piece them back together. Making two cards at once used up the various colours of stamped cardstock while creating two distinctly different cards. As I had the exact stamp sets that Yana used and because they suited my background stamp, I decided to use them on my cards as well. Finally, since texture seemed to be the name of the game here, I used Blanco Transfer gel, Thermoweb Flock and a laminator to make fuzzy little clouds for the sky.
I have to say that I am very happy with how these cards turned out. I like both the multicoloured and the black silhouette image cards equally well. They might just end up on my all-time favourites list.