Here is the project which I used a technique called paper piecing with my stamps to limit the amount of coloring that I would need to do. So for the little girl with the star behind her, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink (my fave when I’m going to be using my Copic markers) on white paper, and then I stamped just the center section a second time on the red/blue star patterned paper. Once the ink dried (usually just a few seconds with Memento), I used my Copics to color the hair (Y21, Y23, Y26), the skin (E00, E02), the barrette (R29) and the shoes (100) on the image stamped on white; and the belt (B28) and the buckle (R29) on the patterned paper. The patterned paper I used had a little bit of a glossy finish to it, so I gave it a few minutes to dry. My next step was to fussy cut the dress from the patterned paper image, and the full girl from the white image. The last step was to attach the dress to the girl (I used “Sticky Dots”, but any good adhesive would work).
I used a similar process for the artist girl, stamping her a total of four times (a complete image on white, just the part around her shirt on pink, her pants on blue, and her apron on Kraft cardstock. Once the ink dried, I colored the hair on the white cardstock (E31, E33, E35), the skin (E00, E02), the paintbrushes (E35, C3, R29), the palette (E31, R29, R27, B28, B93) and the shoes (100). I also colored the brush (E35, C3, B28) and the pencil (Y17, E33, 100) in the apron. Then I fussy cut the entire image from the white cardstock, the shirt from the pink cardstock, the pants from the blue cardstock, and the apron from the Kraft cardstock. I carefully attached each piece to the full image — here it was important to layer correctly (first the shirt and pants, with the apron last).
For the girl in the window, I stamped the image once on white cardstock, once on red cardstock (focus on the shirt), and twice on brown cardstock. I colored the hair on the white cardstock (Y21, Y23, Y26) and the skin (E00, E02). I fussy cut the entire image from the white cardstock, the shirt from the red cardstock, the entire window with shutters from brown, and just the shutters from the brown cardstock. I assembled the image by first attaching the shirt, and then the complete window. For the shutters, I used Scor-Tape to attach them next to the window frame, and a low dimensional adhesive on the outside to give the image a little depth.
Please see this short video for a little more information on my process for paper piecing. You can also pin this on Pintrest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/223631937721360953/
Assembly of the cards was pretty simple. I wanted red, white and blue in each so I first selected suitable solid cardstock. I also had a 6×6 paper pad from Doodlebug that had most of the patterned paper that I wanted to use. I made the little flags by cutting them from a piece of 12×12 Doodlebug cardstock (American Pride), and then attaching them to a “ladybug” Pixies also by Doodlebug. See the information with the images below for additional information on specific supplies I used for each card.
This stamp is also My Favorite Things Pure Innocence — it is called “You Color My World”. She’s a little artist that can be used for many different things. The paint drips are ladybug Sprinkles by Doodlebug.
The sentiment on each is from a Our Daily Bread set, “Some Gave All”. It was cut out using a Sizzix die, the smallest in the Rectangles Framelits set.
I’m always happy when I can find ways to s-t-r-e-t-c-h my stamps and other paper crafting supplies. I think that this project turned out well — both the paper piecing, and the use of the “everyday” stamps for a holiday.
My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Stamp sets – “Aim High”, “Can’t Wait to See You” and “You Color My World”
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Assorted red/white/blue cardstock
Doodlebug 6×6 paper pad, “Patriotic Parade”
12×12 cardstock – Doodlebug “American Pride” and Reminisce “Freedom”
Sizzix Framelits — Rectangles and Primitive Stars
good scissors for fussy cutting
Copic markers (the colors I used are listed above)
embellishments — ladybug Sprinkles and Pixies by Doodlebug
Adhesives – Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal, ED Foam Squares and Thin 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives
Stamp set — “Some Gave All” by Our Daily Bread
Majestic Blue Versafine ink
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’