Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stampsmith Card - Paper Pieced

Hi Everyone,
I am officially done with Christmas cards. I still have a few to get to the Post Office, but they are all addressed and ready to go out today. I ended up making about 70 cards. So, as you can image, I am ready for a different theme other than Christmas. Let's change it up today with a card for the Stampsmith Design Blog. And of course I have used a stamp from The Stampsmith. This stamp is from the Audrey Hepburn Full Sheet. I went all purple and lavender with this card.

I stamped the image on glossy white CS with black dye ink. I paper pieced the coat by stamping a second image on lavender CS and cutting out. The card base is made from Lavender Lace CS from Stampin' Up. DP:dark purple from Basic Grey, metallic paper was hand made - I picked it up somewhere. I added a stamped and embossed flower accent (stamp from SU, metallic ink from Color Box). I added color to the flower with Mulled Lavender Distress Ink (Ranger) - emboss resist technique. I added some gold Perfect Pearls (Ranger) to the swirl paper. I used a piece of tulle and a glittery ribbon to finish it off. Here are some more views.

You can really see the paper piecing in this shot. Pretty cool, isn't it?

And one more for good measure.

Fun Challenges for Paper Pieced Audrey:

Totally Papercrafts: Paper Piecing

Alphabet Challenge: G is for glitter - glittery ribbon

Mark' Finest Papers: Paper piecing

Stamps R Us: anything goes

Character Cafe: Glitter - glittery ribbon

Spotted Canary: Mad about metallics

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Tim Holtz inspired - I used Tim Holtz products: distressing tool, Mulled Lavender Distress ink, Perfect Pearls, and lightly distressed the edges of the papers with sandpaper. And emboss resist tech.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Sparkle and shine

Sugar Sweet Paper Treats: Anything goes

Hubby Update: Don did not have a good weekend. He was not able to go to work yesterday. He is still sleeping today. (It is early.) Have to see how he feels today. He was just feeling rotten all day Sunday and Monday. Side effect of the Radiation and Chemo. So, I humbly ask for your prayers again. He has been hoping that he would be able to work a couple days a week until the end of next week . Thanks everyone!

Love ya,



  1. Lovely card. I have always admired Audrey Hepburn. Thanks for joining us at TCC this week. Hugs, dj

  2. Very vintage! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at TCC this week.

    DT Member

  3. Whoa, you've been really active Karen! 70 cards all handmade? Great job! Wish I could say the same, lol! You did a splendid job on this one, too, love the purple background.
    I'm so sorry to hear that your husband hasn't been feeling well these days, I really hope that he'll be able to resume his daily activities. Please wish him well, ok? Take care, Ira x

  4. Gorgeous card!!! Love all that purple.
    My thoughts and prayers for your husband.
    Thanks for playing along t Stamps R Us Challenges.

  5. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

  6. Pretty purples and gold! I like the image too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  7. This is very cool!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  8. Gorgeous! I love Audrey Hepburn.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

  9. Very creative!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  10. fabulous card :-) i love Aud ,, so gorgeous and the paper piecing is perfect, very stylish :-)

    thanks for joining us on the TPC :-)
    Lols x x x

  11. Lovely work ... you did a great job with our theme ... Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... we hope to see you again soon!


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