Okay, so the card I'm posting today is a card made with a brand new Lawn Fawn set, that I just ordered (from Kreative Fornemmelser) and got in the mail. I know this set has not been released on the Lawn Fawn blog or website, but I guess their retailers have permission to sell them already, so that's how I was able to purchase it. This new set is called Plus One, and it's all about babies! I have a friend who I've previously studied along with, who's expecting her first child soon, and so I was thinking I'd send her this card. So, again, this is the challenge over at Lawnscaping this time:
And here's the card I finished for this challenge:
I paper-pieced the stork from some different scraps of patterned paper or cardstock. The body of the stork I stamped and cut out of white cardstock, and then I added just a very light grey shading on it, using a Promarker. I actually enjoy cutting out small pieces for paper piecing, but I did have some issues when I was cutting out the little heart. As you can see, it's only about 1/4"! I don't have much problems with the cutting itself, as I've learned to move the paper instead of the scissors. But trying to hold the little heart as I was cutting it was not that easy! I did get it done, though =) The heart, by the way, is not part of the stork stamp, but it is in this set, so I used it as well. When I had adhered the heart to the rest of the image, I used some clear embossingpowder to make it shiny.
For the sky, I used a template of a cloud-shape and some Soft Pool Hero Arts shadow ink to create the background (I learned how to do that watching this video). I adhered it onto a piece of green cardstock, which I had cut out using a nestabilities die. Then I added that to the white cardbase using foam adhesive.
Edited to add:
I was thinking about entering this card into the Moxie Fab World's paper piecing challenge as well, but had initially thought it was no way this card is good enough to compete with all of the amazingly talented people that is sure to submit their stuff there. But then it struck me a minute ago that it's not just about winning, it's about competing! So I'm entering it into the challenge after all =)
Check out the Moxie Fab World blog here, and the paper piecing challenge they're having here. And do play along if you want to!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta