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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Building a Scene card - No colored pencils, Just stamps and paper piecing!



Happy Saturday everyone! Today, I tried a new technique for myself. As some of you know, I LOVE to color with my prismacolored pencils but for this card, I decided not to use any. It was VERY difficult for me but I had to try. I built a scene card...Yes, no colored pencils, just stamps and paper piecing!


I used the Alley Way stamps Christmas Express, a set that I won from one of their FB contest. I absolutely adore this set! I chose to play with the colors from the picture below (red, blue, orange and beige). 




Here's a tutorial on how I did this:
  1. Cut your base at 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".
  2. Cut some hills from your dp.
  3. Fussy cut the train, trees, candy canes and window.
  4. Adhere hills and train using adhesives and dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the dotted lines 3x.
  6. Cut banner, stamp "Merry Christmas" and adhere.
  7. Add stickles on hills and pearls on wheels.
  8. Doodle around banner and star on train.


 Here's another peek from the side showing you the dimensions. What do you think?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Christmas Express, Simon Says Stamps Card Exchanging Friends
Ink: Printer
Paper: copic xpress, Studio Calico Wonderland Collection
Extras: white pearls from StoryTeller, Memento Ink Black, dimensionals, scissors, stickles

Challenges:

TAWS - BIC #41
TAWS - DT Call
Challenges 4 Everybody - Any goes
Great impressions November Challenge - Holiday Cards or Tag
HobbyCutz - Winter Wonderland
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas Sparkle
Penny Black - Any goes
Scribble And Scrap - Any goes
A Gem of A Challenge - Gems, Gems, Gems
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas
Storyteller - Bling or Glitter (White Pearls embellishments from Storyteller)
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Christmas






21 comments:

Jen said...

Wow, this is great! The paper pieced images are so fun in these Christmas colors! Thanks for joining us at the TAWS BE Inspired challenge!

TheAlleyWay Stamps said...

This is so adorable! I love how you paper pieced the whole train.. and the pearls are perfect! Thanks so much for linking up to the BIC at The Alley Way Stamps..
HUGS

Judy Corner said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely festive creation at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Ellie said...

What a fun card! Loving the scene you made! Congrats on winning that cute stamp set!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and more, good luck, and hope we see you again soon!

Lindsey said...

This is absolutely darling! I'm so impressed.

Wedgie said...

I love, love, love this card! How creative!

Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Barbara Murphy said...

Such a fabulous design! I love the train going over the hills. Wonderful paper piecing and just an adorable scene. Thanks for joining us at TAWS Be Inspired Challenge!!

brenda said...

As it’s something I really don’t like doing for a whole comment will admit to this being a copy and paste one because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card, I love the wintery scene you have created.

Beverley said...

AWESOME, just fabulous paper piecing :) Hugs Bev x

Connie said...

Thanx for joining us at Storyteller
We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

Hugs
Connie

Mary J said...

Such a clever card, Jennyfer! Love how you highlighted the hills too!

Linby said...

Fab paper piecing, such a cute card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x
DT

Helen said...

Love it! A very clever design.

Thanks for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge.

Helen N x

Gail said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

Lori said...

Super cute scene!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

Lorraine said...

This is such a cute and very festive card, thank you for sharing it with us for our Hobbycutz Challenge and we would love to see you again for our next one.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

Tracey Murphy said...

Fabulous paper piecing & I love those little pearly wheels :)
Thank you for joining us at the Scribble & Scrap Challenge and Good Luck!
xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love the paper piecing and fussy cutting - fab.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Lexie said...

This is just gorgeous...and so cute!

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Seafield Jo said...

This is a lovely card, the train looks great using those papers.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

Jo :)