Friday, August 22, 2008

Paper piecing and polka dots

Happy Friday everyone! If you are familiar with my blog you know its Fun-Filled Friday!!! For those of you that aren't here are the details on Fun-Filled Friday and how you can play along. If you checked in Sunday you know Jen challenged me to use Polka Dots this week. So here is my polka dot card! Don't forget to check out Jen's card.

This card actually started out with the paper. That is pretty unusual for me. I went through my rather large stash of pattern paper to see what polka dot papers I had (by the way I had a lot). This one jumped out at me. I love the blue and brown combo. Once I had the pattern paper picked out I went through my huge stash of cardstock and pulled out some blue and brown. Then I browsed my stamps. I have been wanting to use this robe stamp for a while. I decided to paper piece the robe so it would be polka dotted too. I used scraps of my blue and brown to add the trim and tie to the robe.

Once my robe was all pieced together I glued all the pieces on the brown cardstock then matted it on blue and again on brown. Next, I stamped the sentiment on the brown cardstock and matted that twice also. I then cut my pattern paper to 4"x5.5". Then I glued my matted sentiment to the lower portion of the card and the matted robe to the upper left portion. I then added 3 rhinestone brads to the right side of the robe. Finally I glued the whole thing to the A2 size card base.

So did you make a polka dot card this week? Remember if you did to post a link to it for a chance to win some blog candy. Got any challenges for me? If so leave me a comment.

We had a wonderful time at the wedding this past weekend. Some of the family is still in town. It has been fun seeing everyone and catching up a bit. Sadly tomorrow they leave and our lives go back to normal. Well, hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting,



Jennifer E. said...

What great color choices for this card! Blue is so soothing and perfect for a get well, relax theme!

Chrissy said...

Cute card. That robe looks very comfy. Love what you did. my card can be seen at

Most my family lives far away and its always great when they visit but the first day after they are gone there is like an empty void from missing them and then the following day things go back to our normal routines.

Anonymous said...

What a cute card. You could send it to someone that just needs a little rest, and they don't have to be sick or hurt.. God job!! :-)

forgetfulone said...

Lovely card. I haven't had time to do any crafting this week!

Beth Norman said...

Oh, I love this card! I esp love how the housecoat and bg paper are the same.