Friday, January 6, 2012

Paper-Pieced Snowman

Hi all!
This is Amber and today I'm going to show you how to paper-piece an image and make this card:

 It's a really easy way to make a great embellishment for your project. I used several images from the Falling Snow Stamp set  including the snowman, snowflakes, snowmound, and a sentiment. We will be piecing the snowman today.
First, I stamped the snowman once on white cardstock and then once again for every different paper I wanted. I wanted an orange nose, a striped hat and a houndstooth scarf. I actually stamped the two patterns a second time in a different direction so it looked as though the fabric was going in different directions and had really been folded. Make sense?
This is also a great way to use up scrap paper. The houndstooth paper is scrap (the backside) from my card on Tuesday. It's from the MME Lost & Found II Breeze 6x6 pad.

Using a fine-tipped scissor I cut out all the pieces for the snowman. I like to keep the black outline of the image. You don't want to cut inside the line or you might see the white paper behind it once you glue it down.

Using a marker I colored in the candy cane. Then I raided my kids' craft stash and "borrowed" one of their pom poms for the hat! Glue on all the pieces and there is a super cute pieced snowman!
 I just finished it up by adding three black brads on his buttons.

Next, I stamped the background on my pale gray card base. I used 2 small snowflakes and 1 medium snowflake and randomly stamped the sky with a white ink.

Then I stamped the snowmound on white cardstock.
 I cut out all the pieces and then turned them around so the ink was not showing. I sprayed the snow with Glimmer Mist to give it some shimmer.  A close-up of the glimmery, shimmery snow:

To apply everything I used lots of foam adhesive. The top, or back row, of the snowmound went directly on the card with glue. The next mound went on with a single layer of foam, and the bottom, or closest, mound went on with a double layer of foam. The snowman had a sinlge layer of foam at the bottom and a double layer at the top to level him out with the snowmound.
Not really pretty from the sides! But it gives it so much dimension from the front!
Finally, I stamped the sentiment in black and added some twine in Black Licorice.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you check out the other DT members' creations below.

Check out what Bonnie has for you today - what a goregous card!!!

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  1. I just love the dimension in your card!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial. I can see that you are going to keep me on my toes!! I don't paper piece much, so thanks for reminding me how to make my cards more dimensional and coordinating.

  3. Amber! This card is awesome! What a great idea to stamp on patterned paper! Love all the dimension!

  4. Fabulous creation! Love how you showed to paper piece.

  5. Beautiful card, Amber! Paper piecing is one of my favorites. Love all of the dimension that you created.

  6. Great tutorial! I love to paper piece - I find it so relaxing and I get so excited when it all fits together!

  7. That is one seriously cute card! Thanks for sharing, Amber!