Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Paper-piecing fun & a plethora of challenges!

Don't you love the word "plethora"?

Anyways, this card meets a plethora of challenges, including a paper-piecing challenge, a sketch challenge, and a stamping challenge.

Here's the September 2012 sketch by I Heart to Stamp

Here it is!

The card features my new Bambi Bubblegum stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie. She was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock. Her face, neck, and arms were colored with Copic markers.

She was also stamped two more times, again using Memento ink, onto patterned cardstock (polka-dot and sheets) from the Beautiful Moments 6x6 pad by Carta Bella. I then added shading to her hat, pants, and shirt using Copic markers. When I was happy with them, I "fussy cut" them using my beloved Fingertip Craft Knife and Micro-tip Scissors, both by Fiskar's. The clothing took a trip through my Xyron X to apply adhesive, then were adhered in the proper places.

Stamped and clothed Bambi took a ride through my Big Kick and was diecut using Nestabilities Labels 14. I kept the cardstock in the die, then sponged around it using Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

The layered papers are all from the Beautiful Moments 6x6 pad by Carta Bella. My sole deviation from the sketch was to add the sentiment, which was stamped with Onyx VersaFine ink, diecut, then sponged with Spun Sugar Distress ink.

When the card was almost all assembled, I added Glossy Accents to the gum bubble and the glass part of the gumball machine. Then I put it out of reach until this morning. I wish the photo showed the dimension and shine created by the Glossy Accents!

Here's the list of the Copic markers used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E01, and R20
Hair: YR30, Y21, W1, W3
Lips: r56
Hat & Pants: W00, W0, W1, W3, W5, W6
Shirt: WOO, W0, W1, R000
Shoes & Gumball Machine: R56, R59, R89
Glass: BG70, BG90, BG93
Bubble: R81, R83

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges:
I Heart to Stamp: September SFYTT
Kraftin' Kimmie #145 Piece Out
Simon Says Challenge: Put a Stamp On It
Craft Your Passion #127 "Blast from the Past" I chose #99--Paper Piecing.


  1. Kathi your card is absolutely gorgeous, that paper is lush and I love how you've coloured and paper pieced Kimmie's cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Stamptember celebrations
    hugs Mandy xx

  2. Love the coloring and especially with the gum. That's incredible! Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion

  3. Very cool image! Love how you've colored her up and the bubble looks wonderful with the glossy accents.


  4. This is so cute--I love it! :^) Love the design, the die cuts, the papers and colors! The image is so ridiculously adorable and I love your coloring and paper-piecing. Just a work of art, Kathi! A veritable plethora of eye candy. ;^)

  5. Fabulous card.Love your paper/colour choices.Super colouring too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  6. Your card is stunning!! I love the colours you used and the layout is awesome. Thanks for playing along with this week's Kraftin' Kimmie's challenge. :)

  7. Super fabulous card, beautiful coloring and great papers! LOVE

  8. This is soooo cute!!! I love Bambi and you've shown her off beautifully!! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie this week and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, SHaron

  9. Hiya, Kathi! Bambi looks phenomenal! I love the sponged background and her paper-pieced outfit. What a fabulous job! Oh yeah! And let's not forget the glossy accents on the gum...pure genius! Hugz, Cheryl

  10. What a cute card. So beautiful design. This must be so easy for you to design for the Plastic card company if you want to join. I really appreciate your work.