How was your weekend? Mine was glorious! I spent the weekend cleaning and getting the trailer ready for camping. I know that does not sound like fun but when you think of what we had only a short while ago (snow) this is soooo much better.
But I am back at my crafts and while going through my stamp sets I came across The Nicest Things, that I had borrowed from a friend, with an eye to doing some paper piecing. It's one of those things that you never get time for.
I will be returning this set when I see her and since it will be retiring shortly (the end of May) I thought what better time to do a photo tutorial.
Ohh Ohh Ohh I also got my new rubber today along with the new style stamp pads. I must say they work really well. I am hoping to show you just how well tomorrow (smirk).
So here we go - The Nicest Things blended, old and new -
First I stamped the main image in Stazon on Whisper White card stock.
Then I cut out the focal image using the Framelits labels die. I think it was number 3 die. I didn't remove the label at first because I wanted to try sponging on a little color. I sponged very lightly and used Marina Mist around the top of the image. This should give me a little white border.
I did the same on the bottom of the image with Pear Pizazz. Then I removed the framelit.
Next I stamped the same image in Black Stazon on two different colors of DSP.
Once I had all the pieces glued on to the main image I started to color in the other parts. See the cute white border? It worked! Yay!
as you can see I used several markers to color in the image. I also used blender pen to add highlights to the hair and basket.
Now I mentioned that I got some new product right? Well Betsy's Blooms wheel was one of the new items from the catalog. I used Daffodil Delight ink to run the wheel over the bottom of the card stock.
I decided to tie in the color a little more with some DSP cut with the Pinking hearts punch. (soon to be retired) Glued that just over the top of the wheeled image. I also needed to cover the join between the wheel and the DSP so I used my new stitched gros grain ribbon. No pic but you will see it at the end.
Now for the sentiment. I stamped it in Black and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch and backed it with more DSP. It looked a little plain so I added a couple of flowers punched out with Itty Bitty Punches and a few strategically placed jewels.
This is what it looks like all put together. I popped up the image with dimensionals and added the sentiment.
Here is a close up of the paper piecing.
And here is a close up of the sentiment!
And here is the updated pic. I decided to add some pink DSP to the frill on the dress. It looked unfinished after I had sized up this post. :O) I'm such a control freak!
See it's better right?
Well that's it for today. It is way too nice to stay indoors today. I just want to be in the sunshine.... (I think that why I may have used Daffodil Delight today :O)
Sunshine is the "Nicest Thing" hugs!