Thursday, August 23, 2012

CCEE Stamper-Paper Piecing


Funny thing about my card...this week Anne Harmon gave the CCEE Stampers challenge to do paper piecing. I started my card and left it on my craft table for about two weeks before finishing it. By that time, I was thinking the challenge was paper piercing so I did that. I checked the challenge and was safe, though, because I had paper pieced the ornament earlier as I should. Whew!

I stamped my ornament on white and then again on  the same designer paper as I'm using in the background. It had this little girl sledding down a hill. I covered it will glossy accents and added the chain for it to hang.

I crimped a tree that I punched and added a punched star. The rest was easy...turned down a corner of my dp, added a sentiment and some bling, and that's it!

We hope you'll join us this week.

Recipe:
Stamps-Flourishes/All That Glitters (ornament), Sentiment bought at Michael's (no name)
Paper-PTI vintage cream and white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler, Mark's Finest Papers Chipboard (Kraft), The Paper Studio Christmas Toile
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-EK Success Lg Christmas Tree punch, Glossy Accents, EK Success starry night punch, gemstones, piercing tool, Stampin'Up! Mat Pack, Flower Soft silver braid (chain),crimper

20 comments:

Marianne said...

This is just gorgeous Brenda. Love everything about it. Wouldn't mind receiving sth. like this for Christmas myself LOL.

Vicky Gould said...

What a clever gal you are! Love your Christmas bulb and that awesome background!

Bonnie said...

Oooh! I love that paper! The torn and turned down corner adds extra interest and the crimped tree is fab! It's amazing what crimping can add!

Sabrina said...

The piercing and distressing on this are great - as well, of course, as the sweet paper-pieced ornament. I too had to read carefully - especially after Charlene had given us the piercing challenge which I first read as piecing.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I've seen others get the paper piecing and paper piercing confused...it's all in that one little 'r', isn't it?? LOL

Beautiful use of the Flourishes ornament (still one of my fave xmas sets), and the crimped tree is so cute! Reminds me of Marisa's coffee cup sleeve maple leaf. ;0)

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the centered image for the piecing, great piercing and crimping too!

Carla S. said...

Another beautiful Christmas card, Brenda! Great design! You are going to have quite the stash once the holidays roll around!

Lois said...

That was a very good story. I have actually read "piecing" as "piercing" and wound up with the wrong thing on several occasions. I'm glad this time it worked out well for you. I really like your card.

Beebeebabs said...

Another beauty - love it thanks for sharing!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
Your Christmas card is very, very pretty! Your ornament is lovely and elegant and pieced perfectly!

Carol L said...

Great paper piecing on the ornament - I can see that little girl sledding! I really like that crimped tree, as it gives this card a real earthy touch! NJ!

wannabcre8tive said...

A very pretty card, Benz. Love that ornament. I have done the same thing. Those words look so much a like at a glance.

Pam~ said...

Too funny, Brenda! I'm forever reading piece and pierce wrong. You nailed both of those on this festive card! Great job!

NanaConnie said...

I love everything about this one, Benzi, but especially love that background paper!

Maria said...

Another pretty Christmas card, love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a cool 'collage' style creation. A unique and clever holiday card....cool beans, gf

Ellen said...

Love that corrugated tree and your awesome background paper! Have a fabulous day girl!

nwilliams6 said...

What a great Christmas card - this is the coolest sketch! Hug!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh another gorgeous Chrissy card! Gorgeous DP, and such a pretty colour combo with your crimped tree.

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful! I love your paper pieced ornament and great layout with the torn edge on your DP. I like the paper piercing too! Good thing you misunderstood the challenge! Love the sentiment with the bling too!