I am a retired nurse rediscovering my artistic roots. I make handmade cards, and sometimes include small works of art on my blog as well. I will provide a primary products list and a description of the techniques that I used to make each card, and give credit for layout or design of a card if not of my own unique creation.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
TRS Photo Inspiration Challenge card for March
Thank you for visiting my blog! I made a very different type of card this time- using patterned paper and paper piecing for this challenge. Here's a picture of the Photo Inspiration for this challenge (see right).
I've watched a few other card makers do this technique recently, so I thought I'd give it a try. Here's what I came up with:
I used stamps from TRS- Moving Sentiments. The paper pack that I used is from Echo Park, a 6x6 pad called Celebrate Autumn by Lori Whitlock. I chose it because it had patterns that I liked and would work well with my design concept, and they were the right colors, of course! First I selected the papers for the background wall and floor, cut them to size and adhered them to my card panel. I then cut a narrow strip of white card stock to be base board for my wall. I then went about stamping the boxes and potted plant onto the tan fabric-like paper, then did some Copic coloring on top of it. The paper was light enough that the potted plant colors worked well on it. The boxes I colored shadows for dimension and colored the tape and tape dispenser. I did stamp on white card stock for the lamp and the cat, as I needed some lighter colors to balance out the card. I Copic colored those as well. I then fussy cut everything, then arranged them to my liking. I decided to use some foam squares behind the boxes only to achieve a dimensional look. The other pieces are adhered directly onto the paper. Next I heat embossed the sentiment in Copper embossing powder from Stampin' Up! I tried a few different colors, but felt the copper was the most complimentary. Last, I cut my completed panel down to 4" x 5.5" and adhered it to a top folding white A2 card base, allowing the white to show along the sides of the card, again to coordinate with the white strip on the card. This was a pretty fast card to put together, and I must say that I am surprised how much I enjoyed making it, and I love all the coordinating colors. I do think that this set lends itself to paper piecing well. I hope you give it a try... use up some of that patterned paper I know we all have! If you are so inclined, come play along with us and the TRS challenges. Visit Three Room Studio's Blogfor all the details and post your creations using TRS stamps to Instagram at #trscardchallenge or on Facebook at Three Room Studio's Fourth Room. You can also see all the DT cards in those locations as well.