Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I wanted to share a card with you that I created over the weekend. I am compelled to paper piece from time to time and designed this gingerbread man. When I paper piece, I use chalks and a paint brush to shade all my pieces. This technique is what I taught at a local scrapbook store several years ago when paper piecing was quite popular. Using a paintbrush allows me to control the chalk easily and I can maneuver it around the project much better than using a Q-tip or sponge. (If you would like a tutorial on this, just let me know by leaving a comment on my blog. Once I have several people interested, I will be glad to post it for you.)
After trying numerous ways to make the icing on his arms and legs, I finally used a pair scalloped scissors - cutting out white card stock then highlighting them with Stickles. Finding just the right title was a bit frustrating. I didn't have any stamps that seemed appropriate, so I typed the title and made it into a tag, which seemed to work. The candy buttons were from my stash that I have had for five or six years (we all have that kind of stash, don't we???). The printed card stock was from the Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses line.
I plan to make several of these cards to send out to friends for Christmas. I know I would love to receive one like this!
I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Please leave a comment so I will know you were here, especially if you would like to see the shading/chalk tutorial. Thanks for stopping by!
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