Monday, April 25, 2011

Crafty Secret's DT Challenge....Paper Piecing!

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter! Today the Crafty Secret's DT is using paper piecing on their cards. I love paper piecing because it creates such wonderful texture to things that can be difficult to achieve with markers or pencils alone. For my card today I used the Little Boy stamp set by Crafty Secrets. I paper pieced the kite using paper from K & Company, added glossy accents to it, and sprinkled a generous helping of glitter. (Maybe I should have refrained from using glitter? Since it is a boy's card? .......................nah!) His clothes were also paper pieced. Before adhering the clothes, I inked the edges a bit to give it a bit of depth.
Sometimes the little things make a card special....... so I try to keep that in mind when I am creating. So for the kite, I added string to his "kite holder." Is there a technical term for that thingy? ; )



Want to see some more paper piecing greatness? Be sure to visit these gals' blogs!!!














Michele Kovack < ------- Me! : )















April Guest Designer: Sophie La Fontaine (you can see Sopies work on the Heartwarming Vintage Blog)


Have a wonderful day!!!

17 comments:

Vicki C said...

This card layout is great Michele. The colors and the way you layered ..and the cute way you did the kite.. all so fun! Super Cute!

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Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute image and love the way you added the string for the kite! What a pretty kite too. Love all the PP.

Pam said...

Awww, super sweet Michele, love the sparkly kite!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Adorable card Michele, I love how you used the real string with the kite and added the glitter

Thanks!
Sandy

Joan said...

Totally fun card - love all of the details!!!

Jocelyn said...

Beautidul Michele...Love the vintage feel!!!!

Makes me want to run out and fly a kite!!!

Wishing you a Happy Monday!!!

Crafty Lu said...

I love all the details on this card! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I'm following you now too :) ~Lu
http://craftingwithlu.blogspot.com

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word! The kite string just blows me away! Plus the absolutely perfect paper piecing and the glittery kite -- fabulous! This is really a fun and creative card. Just a delight to see!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

love the detail and depth you created. Fun card

Leslie Deering said...

I love this card especially the way you did the kite string too cool !

Mrs Ham said...

Wonderful card.

jan said...

Adorable!

Becky said...

Beautiful card, such wonderful details.

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so sweet! I love the little vintage boy image with the kite and the real string. And how could you go wrong with a glittery kite.
Thanks for sharing! :)

cardmaking said...

Very creative! I just love the way how you do it. Such sweet girl :)

Marlene (cards4u) said...

How sweet - love the kite!!