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Friday, April 29, 2016

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #58 - "Q" is for QUILT (or paper piecing)

Well another two weeks has just blown by and it's time again for a new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.  This week for our 58th challenge Edna says "Q is for Quilt" (or paper piecing).  
And HERE is what I created using the "Paper Piecing" technique:
Paper Piecing means that I stamp an image onto a piece of heavy, white cardstock and then I stamp the same image again on several pieces of colored and patterned paper.
Then I cut out all the main bits and glue them into the "empty" image on my white cardstock.  It's like doing a puzzle where you get to choose the colors and patterns. 
This is an  image from Unity Stamps called "Happy Girls, Pretty Girls" and it is one that I have been hoarding, waiting for just the perfect project to showcase the awesome-ness of this image and finally THIS was it!  
Need I actually say "I LOVE FUSSY CUTTING!?" Grin It soothes my brain and calms my soul like nothing else does (well except maybe red wine!) I love the challenge of cleanly cutting out the tiniest bits and pieces and then perfectly gluing them into their spots.
But this technique pushes all my "obssesive" buttons in a BIG WAY and for this challenge I ended up with eleven cards - I just couldn't NOT use every single scrap of stamped paper that I had made.
But this stamp is just so lovely and I have such a stash of pretty paper scraps that I kept imagining that each card was a peek into some other woman's closet where you got a glimpse into who she was...
... and what she chose to wear; I could not stop making different colors and pattern combinations. And then of course I added shadows and shading to make those dresses pop even more...
And then, as if that wasn't enough, I fussy-cut out the entire image and used foam pop dots to mount it over more patterned and colored paper.
And of course they wouldn't be MY cards if I didn't do that final touch of Stickles and Liquid Glass for that wee bit of sparkle and pop!
Now I admit that this is just a tiny bit over the top... But I just couldn't stop!  And you have to admit ... they ARE pretty cool... Smile.
So I hope this doesn't scare you away from trying this technique because it is pretty fun. And of course we at the Sisterhood would LOVE if you joined in the fun and created something to fit our Quilting theme  - you have until Friday, May 13th to join in and we always pick a Queen of Snark and a few Princesses for her court!
I hope you enjoyed this brief journey through a corner of my Crazy Brain... And of course I had to share all the photos of these cards I made because if I don't show them ALL to you making this many cards would be just CRAZY!  Right?
As always, Thanks for popping by to see what I am up to and don't forget to leave me a comment if you like what you are seeing!
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera


  1. Oh My goodness, awesome cards, love every one of them. particularly anything with purple. That is one awesome stamp and so perfect for a paper piecing challenge. AWESOME.

  2. Gorgeous cards! Love them :) I don't love to fussy cut though LOL As for that sisterhood..I should join..I do stamp and I am a bit snarky.

  3. Wow, Lynne - you are one patent lady! Your cards are all fabulous and so beautifully made. I wish that stamp was available in the UK as I love more each time I see it! Jo x

  4. I would say you enjoy fussy-cutting just a bit more than I do. :D I say it's my left-handedness and that the scissors have never been a really good *fit* for my right hand. It's good to have an excuse. Anyhow... this card series is awesome! Gorgeous paper piecing with a pretty stamp.

  5. Absolutely wonderful Lynne, love that stamp.

  6. I love the dresses, they so beautiful!!

  7. Look at all the cards! You go girl! They are fantastic!

  8. Oh my word, all that batch baking - what a lot of patience you must have! Beautiful array of cards

  9. Good grief sistah! This is paper piecing perfection! Awesome take on the challenge!!



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