Saturday, April 17, 2010

Planting Some Love


Over on SCS, there is a fabulous challenge for Sugar Nellie Fans.  I hope they continue doing this challenge.  It's fun to have a challenge that is technique-based. I really enjoyed trying something new.  This week the challenge is to make a diagonal double pocket card.  I was pleased to discover that this intimidating-looking fold was actually quite easy and a lot of fun.  I'll definitely be using this fold again.  The only catch is that the fold needs double sided paper.  Now, I have a love/hate relationship with double sided paper.  I love it because it makes coordinating colors and patterns simple.  But, it feels like a waste, doesn't it?  I just hate gluing down one side of the paper--no one will ever see it!   Consequently, I don't have a lot of double sided paper in my stash.   Luckily, I had this bright and cheery sheet of 12X12 green polka dots that I recently snagged from my mother. It was perfect for this bright and happy feel of the card.

I used the stamp "planting some love" from Sugar Nellie.  This is one of my all time favorite stamps.  It's just so sweet!  I paper pieced her hat, shirt, gloves, and back pocket, and then I covered the flowers on her hat with diamond stickles.   It's super sparkly in real life.  I also added white stitching to her jeans.  Here's a close-up of the image. 


I'm entering the card into the following challenges:
Sugar Nellie Challenge #3 over at SCS: Diagonal Double Pocket Fold
Create4Fun: Circles
ABC Challenge Blog: "S" for Sparkle
Papertake Weekly: Cutie Pie

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!

5 comments:

Yvonne said...

How totaly cute is this!
Your colours are just perfect for this image.. and your colouring WOW.. you are fantastic!!

Linda said...

Erin This is gorgeous! She is sooo cute and your colouring is excellent! Well done xx

Paula said...

I love the paper piecing - so effective & I know what you mean about the double-sided too.
It really is a super image & your detail is great.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous sparkles

Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Anne-Marije said...

What a beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Create4fun challenge this week.
xxx Anne-Marije

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