Friday, 5 June 2009

Paper Piecing with Annie

It's a while since I had a go at paper piecing but as it's one of my favourite techniques this card was long over due. I'm sure it's a technique you're all familiar with but if your aren't let me explain. The idea is that you use patterned or textured paper for a particular part of your image. To achieve this you just need to stamp the image as normal onto your white background and then stamp the same image again onto your chosen paper. Then simply cut out the area that you want and glue it onto your main image. I've used this technique on both of Annie's dresses for this card. The great thing about paper piecing is that you can make your image match perfectly with your patterned background papers.

I am a big fan of 6x6 paper pads, the patterns are just the right size for cards. So when I saw that Karen had some in the store that I hadn't spotted before I had to snap them up because they always sell out so quickly. The papers on this card are from my favourite pad Basic Grey Marrakech aren't they gorgeous! Oh yes the rub ons are K&Co Blue Awning.
I cut the circle on my Silhouette, I'm really pleased with how it looks so I think you may be seeing some more of these cards from me. The Stamp is Elegant Annie .
This card is going to be a thank you card for my aunty Kath - she's knitted me a lovely scarf, I think the stamped image of Irresistable Annie on the flap is perfect for saying thank you.


I hope you like it, thank you for looking and have a lovely day


Louise xx


10 comments:

pinky said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the idea of piecing and will give it a go also like the flap inside as im a big fan of nice wording inside card. Can't wait till you set up some challenges for us.
Pinky

Karen said...

This is just gorgeous and I love your idea of the flap - think I may be trying this one out!!!
Karen x

Cheryl said...

This is absoulutley stunning hun I adore it anne as usuall looks brilliant love cheryl xxxx

Karen said...

Fabby card as always Lou, full of interesting and beautiful elements to gaze upon. Love it to bits! xxx

Sheila said...

Oooo wow Lou, this is just beautiful, I love the richness of these papers they are just gorgeous. Annie looks devine sat there on the edge of the frame.

Any chance we can have an Annie challenge??.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Sarah C said...

This is so beautiful Lou xoxo

Lea said...

Love the card Lou! I like paper piecing so I really must do a card using that technique.

Merry said...

So beautiful...

cristel said...

youre card is super nice i love it

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Louise - love everything about it.
Have a great week, Love, Sylvia xx