I don't know if you can tell from the photo that it is a tent topper card. The fold of the card only comes to just above the two points on the sides of the girl frame.
In this card, I used one of my very favorite techniques: paper piecing. Not everyone loves doing this like I do because of the teeny tiny pieces you are dealing with in cutting.
Anyway, I actually stamped the Trick or Treat Girl from the Greeting Card Kids stamp set five times. The first time, of course, was on the Whisper White card stock, which served as the image base. I then stamped it four more times, on four different Designer Series Papers. The pumpkin was stamped on the orange and white stripe that matches the frame around her. The dress was on another Halloween-y DSP from a few years back. (The dots on the bottom of the card were punched from the dress paper also.) I stamped the cape on the small orange check that holds the sentiment on the bottom of the card. And her hat was stamped on a piece of woodgrain DSP from last year's holiday season.
Once they are all stamped, you set to cutting out these tiny pieces, and gluing them over their counterpart areas on the white stamped image.
You can see all the piecing in this closeup of the girl. Do you notice that tiny piece of the cape that is just to the right of the broom handle? Do you have any concept of just how eentsy-weentsy that piece was to work with at actual size?
I had been planning on making two of these cards so I could keep one for myself. Nope. I was almost blind by the time I finished with Stella's card. That's it. No more of this cute little girl. At least, not paper pieced. So, Stella, I hope you enjoy it!
Here's another view of the card:
If you have any questions about paper piecing, please let me know. I'd love to help you!
Trick or Treat!
Stella is going to be 5? Wow! Time flies. You made a very cute card for her!ReplyDelete
You're so right: Time DOES fly!! Thanks -- I hope she likes it!Delete
O my. How cute! I can't imagine how long this must have taken. But it is so ADORABLE!ReplyDelete
Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies
Thanks, Brie! I appreciate your wonderful words! :>)Delete
Stella will love it!ReplyDelete
I hope she does! Let me know, OK?Delete
I love your card. The paper piecing is great. I can't believe Stella is going to be 5. Where has the time gone?ReplyDelete
Christina, do you enjoy doing paper piecing? I love the look of it! :>)Delete
What an adorable card...and what a fabulous job of paper piecing, Linda! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your kind words, Ann. I so appreciate it. And thanks for letting me play with the Paper Players! Lots of wonderful work this week!Delete
Cute card. Visiting from Bear Rabbit Bear link party.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Calista! And thanks for clicking on my link. :>)Delete
Linda, that is some fabulous paper piecing detail! Wow!! Such a great Halloween card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Anne Marie! I LOVE to do paper piecing! It gives me such a sense of satisfaction! And thanks for letting me tag along with the Paper Players. :>)Delete
How cute! Thank you for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! :) I host it every weekend, I hope you return to post more of your great things!ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Thank you, Marti! And thanks for letting me tag along! I'll be back. :>)Delete
Stella will love it! Such a beautiful card (; Just found your blog via Sumo's Sweet Stuff and became your most recent follower (: Can't wait to come back for more posts...Hope you have a lovely week!!ReplyDelete
The Homesteading Cottage
Thanks, Michele! I found out that Stella did love her card. I am so glad. :>)Delete
Fabulous card Linda. The paper piercing is amazing & the little girl looks sweet, perched on top of the embossed card. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, H2! I adore paper piecing, and it's always so much fun to see the results! Thanks for letting me play along!Delete
That is so cute!!!ReplyDelete
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Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success