Hi crafters. I’ve been thinking about the Lost Coast Designs and Carmen’s Veranda paper piecing challenge for a few days. I decided on the stamp, but it took a few days to finally commit to paper. I chose this Stamp as I like her but don’t use her much. I found her in a secondhand shop. Just look at her – she needs more love. She doesn’t have any label as to what brand she is. I love the detail in it.

I stamped on various papers. The paper for the skin was from a magazine. I realised after stamping that the ink may not dry on it well. It was OK till I tried to cut the tiny spot between her face and hand.

I cut it again, layered it up the trimmed the panel. I put gold foil around the edge of the card base with double sided tape. I popped it up on foam which I edged with gold marker and then paint.

The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday Perk up. It wasn’t as daunting as I thought and I might even try another one. 😉

I am entering this card in the Lost Coast Designs and Carmen’s Veranda Challenge #60 Paper piecing

And Simon says Stamp Monday challenge:

Stamp it on!

PS I tried signing up to emails for Lost Coast and Carmen’s Veranda but Feedburner says the site isn’t taking email addresses. Feel free to add me. 🙂

This card was chosen in the Simon says Stamp Designer Spotlight. Thanks to the lovely ladies who make encouraging comments every week.

Background, bowl and seat paper: Kaisercraft

Dress paper: Basic Grey


  • Laurie MacAllister Davis

    This is truly lovely. Figure, background, colors – just wonderful. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  • ionabunny

    Beautifully done. A lovely image and your paper colour choices really bring her to life. It is a fun technique so I hope you join the fun again. I’ll get the technical geniuses on the email thingy. We do have a google friends connect button if that is helpful. Thanks for joining the challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  • Sue Davies

    This is really lovely, you’ve picked a fabulous stamp for this technique – I’m sure she feels more loved now! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs, and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  • cheiron

    Such a wonderful card, love the layering and your bg too. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Stamp It on Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week 🙂