Friday, April 8, 2011

Pink Persimmon...Possibilities

I'm really digging paper piecing, a technique that reminds me of paper dolls and adds so much texture, depth and color to stamped art.  Your "flat" image comes alive by adding patterned paper pieces, cut to fit exactly into the desired area of your stamped image, giving you lots of options to change up a single image into countless possibilities.

And speaking of possibilities, I picked up a stamp set from Pink Persimmon called Vintage Cupcake (how could I resist?!) and decided that I'd show you how versatile purchasing a clear stamp set can be, debunking the idea that once you use the "favorite" stamp from the set it gets left on your shelf.

Pink Persimmon specializes in vintage images and most are open lined making it easy to use the paper piecing technique.  Today's post is about using Vintage Cupcake for a girly card -- just like you'd probably expect the set to solely offer.  Yep, sparkly pink frosting, a fluffy ballerina with glittered crown, buttons and bows -- the whole enchilada!

I used Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels Four and Labels Eight dies, some My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy-Tickled Pink papers from the 6x6 pad, Aqua cardstock from Bazzill Basics and light pink from Core'dinations.  Touches of tulle, a bit of pink satin ribbon, a pretty pink button and Scrapper's Floss add the finishing touches to the Copic colored ballerina.  Oh yeah, and glitter!  I also machine stitched around the edge of the patterned background paper for more dimension and interest, and lightly edged the focal piece with a tad of Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Isn't it pretty?  Fit for a birthday girl, no doubt!  But, this is just one possibility.  Little birthday boys are going to love what comes next...
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