Thursday, 20 December 2012

Merry Christmas Mum

I have delivered this card now so it is safe to show on here. I made this card for my mum and used the paper piecing/tolling technique again and I think this version is a bit better as I used the template on Mariska's blog to show me which bits to cut. Mariska has recently started showing the bits all coloured ready to assemble and she takes the hard work out of trying to guess which bits go where. I haven't followed exactly but close enough. This looks very time consuming but actually it is very therapeautic not something I will be doing on every card but I will be practising again.

Image: "Holly" Wee Stamps
Papers: "Winter Fun" Carta Bella at Jessica Sprague
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft
Mat; Cut on cricut with "Lacy Labels"
Brads: Stash
Sentiment: "Gingerbread Lane" Papertrey Ink
Dies: "Sentiment Strips" & "Open Bracket border" MFT

Edited to add Mariska's blog link


Annette said...

Gorgeous card Amanda your Mum will love it. Think your hooked on this! Thanks for all the lovely comments on my work over the last year, they are much appreciated. Have a great christmas and a happy new year. Sandra xx

kay said...

This is fab Amanda, your mum must love it, not sure your link is right as it takes me to Di's blog?

Di said...

Wow, a stunning card Amanda. This paper tolling has me a bit confused. I can see how paper piecing works 'cos you use ready coloured papers - but the tolling looks so tricky. Fabulous result though. Clever little sausage!! Have a super day, hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Ha, ha - Kay was right - I clicked on the link earlier too and ended up back at meself. But, as am chasing my tail here anyhow I thought it was just a blip. How very clever that tolling is. You do have such patience. Hugs, Di xx

Jan Hennings said...

so adorable!

Jules said...

Hi Amanda

What a gorgeous card for your Mum .. .. I bet it has pride of place!!

Love your image and paper choices.

I had never heard of paper tolling before .. .. what a fabby technique. Quite fiddly on an image the size of yours but you have managed it perfectly. Ideal for those pesky snippets!!!

Love Jules xx

coops said...

so gorgeous amanda.i love your fab design and colours and the image is adorable :D

xx coops xx