Thursday, February 24, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Paper Piecing Challenge!

The February Mini-Challenge #3 for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge is to make a paper pieced item to use on the project of your choice. When I think of paper piecing, I am automatically reminded of those adorable little tear bears from years ago. Although I admire the detail and effort that went into those little creations, 'cutesy" is not my style at all!

Then, I remembered seeing a project by one of the BG designers on Scrapbook Memories TV show, which was a very cool mosaic picture frame made from heat embossed paper scraps. I thought I could adapt that idea for my Valentine card project.

Basically, I cut up little bits of paper from all of the papers in my kit. This is an awesome way to use up little scraps of paper! I glued them onto a cardstock base, with a glue stick. Then, I cut out the heart using a template. I heat embossed the heart by stamping over the entire thing with a Versamark pad, and layering clear embossing powder, heating between each layer. Eventually, the embossing will resemble ceramic tile! I adhered my embossed heart to a black mat, and glued it to my card.

As I was working on this, I kept thinking of the song lyrics "Don't go breakin' my heart...", and thought that would make a great sentiment for my card. I'm not sure who I would send it to, but it's always good to have cards on hand for any occasion.

All of the items came from my February Counterfeit kit, except for the ribbon rosette, which was left over from my January kit. This was a lot of fun, and quite a stretch for me! Thanks for looking!


Jimjams said...

Gorgeous card - that swirl is brilliant too.

Tricia said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing that technique. Definitely on my must-do list!

Mad for Paper said...

This is really stunning.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I'm definatly going to be trying this technique with the embossing over it! great idea :)