Perfectly Patterned Paper Piecing

Friday, June 6, 2014

Balloon card

I’m a big fan of paper piecing. When faced with an outline stamp with lots of area to fill, I’m a little lazy about all that coloring. Add in the fact that I absolutely love pattern, and you’ll see why paper piecing is often the choice for me.

The beauty of coordinating paper packs like Ariana by Close to My Heart, is that everything, well, coordinates! The perfect mix of colors and patterns make it so easy.

balloon card CU

Another bonus about paper piecing is it allows you to easily change your mind. When working on this project, I wasn’t sure what color combination I’d want to use on the balloon. Red balloon, blue balloon, green balloon? So I stamped the same image on several of the lovely B&T papers in the Ariana paper pack and cut them out so I could compare how they’d look on my card. Bonus: I’ve got some leftovers to make more cards!

CTMH supplies used: (click the link to view and shop)
Give a Lift stamp set
Ariana Paper Pack
Archival Black Inkpad
Exclusive Inks Markers (Crystal Blue, Olive, Barn Red)
Alcohol Blending Marker


Anonymous said...

I always love your artwork. I always hope that a piece will end up in my mailbox someday.

Sheila Bennett said...

Beautiful card!!

Carmen Hecox said...

Amazing! I'm stunned. Absolutely beautiful!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

mighty purty, Miss Tresa.

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