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Feb 2, 2022

Card Chain Challenge Reveal Day: Using Scraps for Paper Pieced Flowers

Hello and welcome! 

(This is my second post for today, if you are here for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday February Challenge please click this link or simply scroll down.)

Last month I joined in the Card Chain Challenge again and today is reveal day so I am sharing the card I made and sent in today's post. 

As always, we were given options for the challenge from which we can choose, there was a sketch, color option, product and technique/theme options. 

I really liked the sketch and that was my first thought along with some of the other options given but after I had picked out my stamp it didn't exactly work that way so I switched up the sketch a bit and included several other options instead: Scraps, Friendship, Sequins and Embossing Folder. 

Here is my card that went to Hilary in UK

I knew I wanted to use the option of scraps so I can use up some patterned papers and for that reason I chose this floral stamp. I find it's perfect for paper piecing and that's a great way to use up scraps!

The background panel was inked with Victorian Velvet Distress ink with a circle mask in place. Then I ran this through my Big Shot machine using an embossing folder from Stampin Up (old).

The image (Penny Black Awaken) has been stamped on white card stock and fussy cut. Then I stamped just the blossoms again on the patterned paper scrap and fussy cut these as well. The stems have been colored using a Faber Castell Polychromo pencil and I glued the paper pieced flowers onto the card with my Tombo Mono multi glue

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I wanted to include a friendship sentiment which was another challenge choice, this one is from the Penny Black set "Friendship" stamped on another paper scrap and then added onto the masked circle. 

A few more scraps added to the bottom right and top left and then I chose some sequins which I had received as part of a past Hero Arts stamp kit for the sequins challenge option. 

I really had so much fun with these themes, and I was happy to hear that Hilary liked my card. 

I would normally photograph and show you the card I received from my sender, but it hasn't arrived yet. It has a long way to go from New Zealand and I did read in the news that mail delivery from/to New Zealand will be delayed. 

By the way, if you are a card maker and would like to take part in this world wide card exchange type challenge, you can still sign up for the February Card Chain Challenge. This was my 4th month of joining in and it's been so fun!

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Sarn said...

What a Gorgeous card Ellie. No wonder Hilary liked it.

Hope your NZ card arrives soon

Hugs, Sarn xxx

brenda said...

It's beautiful Ellie, already seen it at Hilary's blog, Kath would have totally approved of your paper piecing.

B x

HilaryJane said...

Your card is just fantastic and doesn't disappoint in real life. That paper is perfect for piecing and I really like how you have added the little tags in the upper and lower corners. I have never done that on a card and I think it is really effective, so just might pinch the idea xx

Joanne said...

What a beautiful card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Those pieced flowers look amazing, Ellie - wow!! I love the masked circle with your ink blending too!!

Tina Z. said...

wow, amazing technique and card.

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, floral flowers! This is such a striking card Ellie, the inked background with the masked circle for the sentiment works so well!

Pauline C said...

Another fabulous card Ellie - so well put together, great image and fantastic paper piecing. The card chain is such a great idea I may look into joining.
Pauline x

Pia S said...

Paper piecing is fun to do and gives a fun result, especially with such a fine, colorful print. Also, it feels good to use up some scraps, I never bin DP leftovers. Great friendship sentiment too.

Patricia said...

Your card is very pretty. Love the paper piecing you did on the flowers. The embossing and inking make a great textured BG.

Lovely said...

The paper pieced flowers turned out gorgeous! Love this card!

Debbie Mageed said...

Beautiful card, Ellie! Your fussy cutting skills are amazing!! I will have to try this to help my paper scraps soon. Thanks for the heads up on the Card Chain Challenge. I haven't seen it before and just signed up! Sounds so fun!! And, by the way, the birthday card that I sent to my daughter living in Australia took a whopping 3 months to arrive. I sent it on November 1st and she just got it!

papierelle said...

Your card has an extraordinary design and I love it.

Pauline C said...

Fantastic design - the paper peicing works beautifully with this image - love it xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh my, SO pretty! xoxo