I am thrilled to join the Friends of Unity group! I love Unity stamps and I hope to create cards every month that inspire and spark creativity.
The theme for this month is paper piecing. What a fun technique! When I heard this was our cue, I immediately took out my scissors and was ready to go!
This is my first card. I just love this lady so much.
It was an absolute blast making this card. I paper pieced the dress with a happy floral print. Next I colored her hair with silver and violet metallic colored pencils. I used Copic markers for the skin and purse. I added Ranger Liquid Pearls to her jewelry and 3D Crystal laquer to her eye glasses. Then I used Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink with a Tim Holtz music notes stencil for background interest. Last for embellishments, I rolled out the washi tape and Scrapper’s Floss to tie on the sentiment tag. I chose a button to finish it off…cute as a button!
Supplies I used for this card.
Unity has more stamps with this lovely lady. There is also a gentleman image too.
I had such a fun time making the first card, I made another. This time I chose a darker, moodier pattern for paper piecing the dress. I used Copic markers to color the rest of the image, 3D Crystal laquer for the glasses and Ranger liquid pearls for her jewelry. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Brutus Monroe alabaster embossing powder.
Paper piecing isn’t complete without a sofa and pillows! I like how it turned out but there are definitely things I could have done more carefully. I cut out each pillow and blanket and blended Tim Holtz distress ink on them to enhance their color. I used markers to color the drapes. The sentiment, I embossed with clear powder to give it dimension. I added Stickles on the hearts at the corners. A Gina Marie die cut frame completes the card. It was fun picking out colors and patterns while pretending I am an interior designer!
Supplies I used for the sofa card.
The sofa image is from this Kit of the Month.
One more paper pieced card. I used a fine patterned pink paper for the girl’s shirt.
and another… hat, gloves and mittens with blue polka dot patterned paper.
Friends of Unity :
Thanks for stopping by, I enjoyed sharing my paper piecing projects. Please let me know if you like this technique and what images you have paper pieced. I have a prize for one of you who comments below! The winner will be announced next month.
Have a wonderful day. Until next time, stay safe and healthy!
You can also find me on Instagram at cardartbyrachel.
“There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” Amanda Gorman