Thursday, May 17, 2012

Inventory Reduction Challenge #82 - Paper Piecing

Hello everyone! Today our Inventory Reduction Challenge theme is Paper Piecing.  This is a very fun technique for me and I loved doing this week's card! 

I received my order for the Princes and Princesses stamps a bit ago.  I just adore Tilda in Bath Cap and the Bath Tub stamps.  And they were easy to paper piece.

The cardstock used is SU Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy and Cryogen White. The DP is DCWV Sweet stack from 3 or 4 years ago.  The flowers are from Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts.  Pearls are from my stash.  The ribbon is from Magnolia.  The bath tub paper is from Cornish Heritage Farms Scrapblocks Layers. Unfortunately the papers are no longer available. The bubbles are covered in Star Dust Stickles.

On the background paper, I stamped the tub first then masked it and stamped Tilda to be in the bubbles.

Then I stamped the tub on the Scrapblocks paper, colored the gold trim and red hearts, cut it out and glued it over the image on the background paper.

Tilda was colored with my Sketch Copic markers, cut out and glued over the image on the background.

 I went crazy with the Stickles on the bubbles!!

The swirls looked like an elegant curtain pulled up and to the side of the bathroom.  But it was too plain, so I added some pearls to the swirl ends.

I really love how this turned out :D  Sure wish I had a fancy tub and bubbles to soak in!!

This is the upper inside.  I love the ribbon - it has glitter circles on it that look like bubbles floating from the card front.

The Pampering sentiment is from House Mouse Stamps and is just perfect for this card.

I colored the stamp with SU markers first and then stamped it on the paper.

The sentiment panel was die cut using a MFT Die-Namics Textile Rectangle.

The leaf swirl is Cheery Lynn Designs B117 Fanciful Flourish. I added 2 tiny rode buds and pearls to the swirls.

The jotting panel was cut using Nestabilities Labels Fourteen and edge inked with Marina Mist.

Thanks for allowing me to pamper you for a few minutes.  Isn't it fun to just imagine you're enjoying that bubble bath!?!

Be sure to splash on over to my team mates' blogs to see the paper piecing creations they came up with.



cathylynn said...

Hello Kathy! Your card brought a huge smile to my face. Oh how I wish I was Tilda here! You created a fabulous scene and your details are great. Fabulous inside and out!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Christina C. said...

Good morning, Kathy! What a darling it! Tilda looks happy and I love the stickled bubbles! Fabulous!

Danielle said...

Just too cute! I love tilda's bathcap, and all the bubbles. Beautiful card Kathy. have a nice day. Hugs.

syllie said...

Kathy, this is so sweet and beautiful. I love the glittering bubbles. Also your paperpiecing is awesome, love it. You did a wonderful job with this weeks challenge.

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Super card, Tilda is having way too much fun. Adorable card.
Blessings, Doreen

Cathy Lee said...

Tilda is so cute, Kathy. I love that sentiment too, made me giggle.
Cathy Lee

Chris said...

Hi Kathy,
Adorable! You did such a wonderful job inside and out. I love the "Pampering" sentiment. Great work!

Chris Christensen

Barb Hardeman said...

Ahhhhh! Where else could Tilda be more relaxed and pampered than sitting in all those bubble! Great job on the masking and paper piecing both! Love the fun shiny bubbles too! Hugs...Barb <><

Anonymous said...

sooooo bubbly fun and cute Kathy! Adorable paper piecing... come join the Tilda's Town challenge that just started today! We'd love to have you link up!

Rene said...

Oh my gosh Kathy! This is so cute! I just want to pop those bubbles!!!!
Rene :D

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea to paper piece the bath, very sweet
Hugs julie P

Karen said...

Cute card! : )

Laura said...

I love it! When I've seen this stamp before, I thought it was no big deal so I never considered it. Now seeing how beautifuly it can be used, I may include it in my next order...

♥ Laura C.

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and adorable card Kathy. Love the sparkly bubbles :o)

Kelly Neis said...

So adorable, love the bubbles!

Francy said...

Stunning card, I love the paper piecing tecnique. The stamp is gorgeous.

Sandy said...

Hey Kathy! Your have done a wonderful job with your card and this is one fantastic image. I love her!!!!

Elle said...

How adorable is this! I love your creation so much. Too cute!

Les Trésors de Nadine said...

Bonjour Kathy!!! J'aime beaucoup ta carte, c'est tellement original de faire des petites bulles avec des perles....j' quoi de mieux que de la mousse brillante pour prendre son bain!!!! Bravo!