Friday, July 15, 2011

CSS - Technique Blog Hop - 7/15/2011

It is another StampTV blog hop. This time around we are showcasing a technique called paper piecing. I happen to really enjoy this technique. If you have not tried it before then go to the StampTV archives and watch Gina's video. Easy and fun! 
You should have arrived from Melissa Shultz blog. I am sure that she did some fantastic paper piecing!

This card was such a blast! I used 2 stamp sets both from Theresa Momber called Whimsical Wishes and the other is Vogue Vases. Do they not work well together?!! I also used a fabulous paper pack by Echo Park called "A Walk in the Park". I stamped the first flower image on some GinaK Pure Luxury White with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. The 2 vases were stamped on the DP and cut out. Then I took scraps from the paper and made lots of flowers and cut them all out. The second vase is popped up and so are the flowers and leaves. On the bottom of the card I stamped some of the leaves (stamped off once) and then scored some lines. The sentiment was stamped on that portion. The dragonfly was also stamped on the EP paper. I added some gems and a ribbon and distressed the entire thing with some Tea Dye Distress Ink. The card base is GKD Cranberry Tart and the panel is GKD Sweet Corn. I used the sketch from Card Patterns
 
This second card was just too fun for words. I pulled out an older stamp set called Beach Bum that was designed by Rupa. Even the name is fun! I paper pieced the towel, umbrella, and beach ball. For this set I pulled out a brand new paper pack by Echo Park called Splash! I literally opened it up a couple of days ago and knew that it had to make a card for this hop. Did you notice the FlowerSoft (sand)? Is that not too cool? I also had just received the newest card stock color from GKD called Blue Raspberry - that paired with some white and and Ocean Mist made for a beachy kind of card! I used a sponge and template to create the whispy clouds and some Stickles to give the card the bling effect. The Sketch for this card was created by Tami for CPS (Card Positioning System). 
Your next stop is another favorite stop on this hop, be sure to give all your attention to the super creative Sharri Seffins! If you want to start at the beginning  or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.


As always, your comments really do mean a lot to me. Thank you for leaving them.

39 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Miesje- Well, my dear friend- you have wowed me with your cards for this hop. Both are marvelous creations! Fabulous job on both of them.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous job with the dual vases!! Great beach towel too~

Giovana said...

Both cards are great Miesje!!

Sharri said...

Wow! Miesje these are awesome!! I love the different colors and the design on the first. The beach scene is card is so fun and I love the added sand.
You are so sweet, my friend! Thank you!
Hugz

Lagene said...

WOW!!!! Both cards are great!

joy said...

Both of your cards are amazing! I love the flower vases - what pretty colors you used!

Riette said...

LOVE THEM!!

stampqueen said...

Both cards are fantabulous!!! Love the vases and flowers and the beach card is too cool - right down to the sand!!!

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT cards, Miesje. The flowers are super (as are the vases) love the dimension on them. Your beach vacation card is awesome. The textured background is just perfect!

Cheri said...

Absolutely fab-U-lous cards, Meisje! Your cards just jump off the page with brightness and happiness. I love the sketches you used and the fabulous details - makes me want to forget my chores today and go to my craft space!

Kristii said...

Oh my goodness! Your cards are absolutely amazing!!! I totally love the flowers and flowers vases! Soooooo pretty!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns this week!!!

whoistracy said...

What sweet cards! Love the little scene you made on the first. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns this week!

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous scenes, Love those vases and flowers, and that beach scene looks faublous.

scrappinmommom said...

Both cards are fantastic. What bright and fun colors and papers you have used. Lovely.

Lynn B. said...

What an inspiring couple of cards. The beach umbrella and beach towel are so perfect! I've got to try that!

Tina Gilliland said...

WOW!!! I thought the flowers and vases were stunners then I saw the 2nd card!! Ohhh girl.. these are both FAB!!!!

catdidit said...

Just WOWZA Miesje!! Love both of these! That floral one with the vases is just rocking! and then the beach scene, my oh my!!

Susan said...

You've done a super job on both cards. The vases and flowers really pop. Love the wave background on your paper pieced beach scene too.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the flowers and vases card and the other one is awesome too. The last one is such a neat summer scene.

Betty Neville said...

WOW Miesje! These are amazing! You did a super job with the paper-piecing, and love your interpretation of both sketches! Awesome!

pamselinski said...

I simply love the flower card. You really added WOW to this paper pieced card. Of course the second card is beautiful too.

Carolina said...

What an adorable Birthday card - those paper pieced flowers and vases are just perfect in every way!!!

Your vacation card is just a work of art! Love the little scene you created and the paper pieced umbrella and towl are just perfect in every way!

alex said...

Miesje, both cards are just so fun and colourful, love them both

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What stunning cards Miesje!! I just love the first with the vases. Your use of papers and design is amazing!!
hugs,
Chris

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Both cards are so perfect... I can't even choose a fave... Great job!!!

Gayle said...

Wow and wow again, Miesje!! Beautiful paper piecing work and both sketches are awesome.

Brenda said...

Wowza Miesje you cards are awesome!!! Beautiful job with all that paper piecing.

Ina said...

Simply GORGIOUSLY BRIGHT CHEERFULL AND HAPPY cards. Looking foward to summer in Australia.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Miesje, great job on those challenges. I love the whimsical vases with the fun flowers and that beach towel is just too cute!

Di said...

Loved the flowers....LOVED the beach card!

Linda said...

Love both of your cards. The beach card if very cute, buth the flower card is stunning. I love the many colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

miatagal said...

Miesje, Love, love, love the paper pieced whimsical vases and fun flowers. Inspiring card and so enabling!!

jazy1m said...

All I can say is WOW..... Love Love Love your cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooh..these are fabulous! and perfect for summer. :P

Peggy B said...

All the cards so far are wonderful...but I have to say that your's is my favorite so far. I love the flowers and vases birthday card. It is my first real good example of paper piecing. I never of heard of it before and I can really see it with your vases for some reason. And I love your flowers..and how you have made things dimensional!

Golda said...

Adorable cards! I love how you pop some of the pieces up.

Helen Dooley said...

These are great cards!! I really like them both.

Nancy said...

LOVE the dual vases!!! And the beach card! You are doing fabulous work!

Ina said...

Beautiful paper piecing on your flower card and the vacation makes me wish for summer.