A precious coat

Over at Willow Sketchie Challenge we have  a fabby sketch from Shell :

This is her debut as hostess and very first sketch!

For my card I’ve used Precious from Willow Designs.Not only do you get a pre-coloured and digi stamp you also get a matching backing paper too!I’ve coloured her with ProMarkers and added some touches of Copic Atyou Spica pens.You may have noticed she also has a coat of Precious paper.I paper pieced this.Keep reading and you will get to a tutorial on how to do this with digi’s! I’ve added some texture with an embossing folder and added some coloured staples for extra interest.The little stapler is only 99p from The Works and comes with a selection of different colours of staples.

Here’s a close up to hopefully show some sparkle :

Supplies :
Image : Precious from Willow Designs
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends plate stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink
Colouring Mediums : ProMarkers including Blender on sky,Copic Atyou Spica pens in Pink (gems on crown),Clear (star on wand) and Silver (buckles on shoes)
Papers & Card : Precious backing paper that comes with the image, Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Adhesive : Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Squares,Nestabilities Classic Squares Large,Crafts Too Stars Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Mini Stapler
Embellishments : Coloured Mini Staples

Here is the tutorial.

The weather has been very cloudy so the light wasn’t too fantastic but you should get the gist :

First print your image onto copy paper.Note which way the paper comes out of your printer.Here I’ve marked an arrow to remind me which way to feed it back in.

I’ve resized the Precious paper at 25% in paint.That’s the beauty of digi papers!If using Designer Papers just choose a small pattern.They work better.

Next trim down the paper to fit the part you want to paper piece.Not only does this allow you to choose which part of  the pattern you want to use it also saves waste if you’re using your favourite papers.This technique is good for using your scraps too.I’ve adhered it using a Stix 2 Removable Tape Pen (the green one).You can also use low-tack masking tape but you must take care NOT to place this over any part you want to print  out.How do I know?Hee hee,through experience!

Pop you paper back into your printer making sure you’ve got it the right way round and print again.Although in this instance the image has printed a second time perfectly aligned the reason for printing out on ordinary paper is this isn’t always the case.

Print your image out onto the piece of cardstock you want to use on your finished project.

Cut out and colour as desired.Here I’ve cut out her coat using decoupage scissors to make sure I’ve got all round the finer details.It’s been stuck in place using a good quality PVA glue to make it easier to slide it into position.Use this sparingly as you don’t want it to wrinkle.I’ve stuck this down flat but you could shape the paper using your fingers and add some lift with some Pinflair Glue Gel.

Hope you give this a go.It’s such a fun way to add detail to your images and coordinates them beautifully to the rest of your work.

Any questions on this don’t hesitate to ask.

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Daisy Doodles : Anything Goes
There’s Magic In The Air : Layers (at least 6)
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Punches and Die Cuts
Crafty Ann’s : Embossing,Debossing or Both
Paper Cutz : Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers : Anything Goes
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage : Emboss It (and/or sketch)
Scrapbook Sisters : Birthday Card
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking,

Lisa x

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pauline
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 10:08:34

    Love your DT card and thanks for the great tutorial.


  2. debs m
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 10:12:14

    ooh this is gorgeous, love the colour scheme and great tutorial x


  3. Claire C
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 10:56:42

    Beautiful card, gorgeous colours and I love your paper piecing!Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann’s and good luck
    Claire xx


  4. Ann Whitfield
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 11:52:46

    Great card Lisa and thank you for sharing the tutorial. If you’re interested, I have a tutorial for doing it digitally here.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann’s
    Ann x


  5. shellshearer
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 14:05:18

    Great card hun, just love Precious’s coat it looks fab!
    Hugs Shell xx


  6. Tine
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 15:28:20

    Hi. What a sweet image. Haven’t seen that one before. Love the colours too. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine 🙂


  7. sharon
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 15:32:07

    OoOh, gorgeous card and very well explained paper piecing! xx


  8. Janet
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 17:27:21

    Gorgeous sweet fairy! Lovely colours and layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann’s.

    Janet xx


  9. Jan
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 18:56:27

    Charming ! And gorgeous colors too. Thanks for playing with us at Papercraft Star this week !!


  10. Davi
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 20:36:20

    Such a sweet image and great paper piecing. Very pretty card with all the elements. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.


  11. Kat
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 23:29:05

    What a sweet card. Love the matching paper and the lovely colour combo. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x


  12. Shirley
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 06:50:44

    So cute and well colored. Thanks for playing along in the Paper Cupcake-Magic in the Air challenge.


  13. Shirley
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 11:29:47

    Sweet image and a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx


  14. Bella
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 14:32:09

    Beautiful card…such cute images…thanks for joining us at TPS……



  15. Anne
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 21:36:55

    A gorgeous card! Great way to do paper piecing with digis =)
    Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

    Hugs from Anne


  16. Marilyn S
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 00:19:38

    Sweet card and what a fab tutorial!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stamps R Us challenge.


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