Friday, February 7, 2014

Pretty Peaceful Petals

It's Friday and that means it's time for another mashup.  This week Tara is giving us a great challenge and it's listed below...

Create a project with "Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals, Soft Sky & Marina Mist."
Create a project using "3-D Paper Piecing"
Or Mash it Up and create a "3-D Paper Piecing Project with the above Colors."


I used all of the colors even thought it doesn't' look like it.  The stem, center of the flower and sponging is Cherry Cobbler and the flower petals is Primrose Petals.  The only Marina Mist that I used is when I sponged around the Soft Sky card stock.  The 3-D paper piecing was something new to me.  It was pretty cool though.  The only thing I don't like no matter how many pictures I take I just can't show the dimensions of the flower without it looking like there are big gaps between the petals.  Oh well, that's the way it goes sometimes.  To see how you can create a card with some 3-D paper piecing and to see what all the other designers made visit us HERE at the Friday Mashup!




This pic show a little bit of the dimension. :)


Here's how I cut my paper to get my layered banner pieces to match up (almost) perfectly...

I cut my top piece slightly smaller than my bottom piece and line up the edges where I want to do my cutting (right side of the pic).  I make sure I tape the pieces together at the end I'm cutting using removable/repositionable tape so the paper doesn't move when I cut it.  The other ends don't don't need to line up since I cut them bigger than what I want the piece to be.  I just might need to re-cut the end because I made a mistake or it's just not looking the way I want it to look so extra paper is good. 


Once I have the end I want to cut taped (don't put it too close to the edges you're cutting or you'll have to get the tape off so it doesn't show once you've cut it), I cut a line up the center.


Then cut another line from one corner to the middle. Repeat and do the same thing on the other side.


Now your banner should look like this.


The last thing you do is pull the pieces apart and when you line them up again it should look like this.  Now all you need to do is cut the other end to the size you need for your card and tape the pieces together. :)  



Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Stamp Sets:  Peaceful Petals & Perfectly Penned
Card Stock:  Soft Sky & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Soft Sky, Marina Mist
Primrose Petals & Cherry Cobbler
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Framelits:  Deco Labels
Smooch Sprtiz:  Vanilla Shimmer
Sponges


4 comments:

  1. Sara, your card is beautiful. I like the suble use of Marina Mist. Your coloring is beautiful and I love the shimmer you added to the flower. Great job!

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  2. That flower is amazing, Sara! Your colouring is beautiful.

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  3. Your coloring is wonderful, Sara. You did a nice job with the challenge- such a pretty card!

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  4. Beautiful! The layered flower is gorgeous!!

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Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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