Miss Hanging Out

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Good Morning!

I'm so happy it's Thursday....because that means we're one day closer to Friday, and the end of another work week! :) And tomorrow The Man and I have a date planned. We're going out for dinner and then catching the new Russell Crowe flick, Robin Hood. :) Should be a great night! Syd is heading to her Narnie's for the evening. She'll have a great night too, I'm sure. :)

I couldn't wait to play Taylor's TESC112 sketch challenge this week - especially since I have her newest releases sitting right here on my craft desk!

Since I made a baby card with the new Hanging Out set last week, I thought I'd show you how versatile this set is by making a 'missing you' card using another image from the same set! The dress was begging to be paper pieced (as are most of the stamps in the set) so I used some of my favorite designer paper at the moment - October Afternoon's Fly A Kite collection. (The striped paper is from Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry collection.)

Here's a trick I like to do when paper piecing: I will cut around it the image, leaving a buffer of about 1/16". This is because I run a black marker around the edge of all my images to hide the white edges. Sometimes the ink from the marker will bleed a little, so if I leave a buffer edge, the ink will only bleed to the image line and not any further. The black ink also hides any imperfections in my cutting, so you'll never see where I messed up! ;)

Thanks so much for dropping by today! Hope you have a good one!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions 'Hanging Out'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Distress Inks 'Antique Linen'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - October Afternoon 'Fly A Kite' and Basic Grey 'Nook And Pantry'
Access: Spellbinders 'Large Scalloped Circle Nesties, Basic Grey Adhesive Pearls, Machine Stitching, Micron Pen, Sponges, Dimensionals


Jen Shults said...

This is awesome Sandra! I love your paper piecing that ribbon like sentiment... Fantastic card!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! Just a super great card Sandra!

Naoual said...

Stuning card Sandra! Love the different patterns and the gorgeous paper pieced dress!!

Hugs, Naoual xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Super card Sandra! Love the papers and the image is great too!!

Judy McMullen said...

Terrific card, Sandra! Thanks for the great tip on paper piecing!! Enjoy the movie!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so pretty! I love it!!

Danni said...

I love this card!! Fabulous!

~amy~ said...

this is super cute Sandra!!

Carolina said...

Adorable card! Love your mix of patterned paper and what a great use of the set!

kadie said...

Love it! The paper piecing is perfect! (and is helping to make beautiful alliteration) :)

Unknown said...

Really different x Leigh x

Mary Giles said...

These papers are perfect with this dress! The whole card has a retro feel to it. I love the paper piecing.Yep, the black around the edges is a fabulous trick!

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