Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gabrielle's Paper Piecing Mini Challenge: Don't go breakin' my heart

When I think of paper piecing, I am automatically reminded of those adorable little tear bears from years ago.  Although I admire the detail and effort that went into those little creations, "cutesy" is not my style at all!

Then, I remembered seeing a project by one of the BG designers on Scrapbook Memories TV show, which was a very cool mosaic picture frame made from heat embossed paper scraps.  I thought I could adapt that idea for my Valentine card project.

Basically, I cut up little bits of paper from all of the papers in my kit.  This is an awesome way to use up little scraps of paper!  I glued them onto a cardstock base, with a glue stick.  Then, I cut out the heart using a template.  I heat embossed the heart by stamping over the entire thing with a Versamark pad, and layering clear embossing powder, heating between each layer.  Eventually, the embossing will resemble ceramic tile!  I adhered my embossed heart to a black mat, and glued it to my card.

As I was working on this, I kept thinking of the song lyrics "Don't go breakin' my heart...", and thought that would make a great sentiment for my card.  I'm not sure who I would send it to, but it's always good to have cards on hand for any occasion.


All of the items came from my February Counterfeit kit, except for the ribbon rosette, which was left over from my January kit.  Please check out my blog to see all of the other projects I made with my kit.  It has been so much fun looking at all of the other kits and projects!

Gabrielle

12 comments:

  1. Fab little card - I may be going down the serendipity squares route with my kit remains soon.

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  2. Very cool technique, and a very cool card to show for it!!

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  3. Oh, I love this! It's on my list of things to try!!

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  4. I agree with Angela-very cool technique! I also love that you pulled something from your January kit. I've done that this month, too! As long as we're using it, that's all that counts. Great take on the challenge, Gabrielle!

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  5. Great technique! We used to call it "serendipity squares" back in the day! Your heart is stunning! =)

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  6. Cute card. I am really liking that heart.

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  7. Another great technique I would have never thought of. Thx for sharing. Lovin' your beautiful card.

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  8. I'd forgotten all about serendipity squares! Yep, this is pretty much the same technique with the addition of heat embossing. It's amazing how the old becomes new again! Thanks for all the compliments!

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  9. What s great project! I LOVE this blog and all the ideas for using our scraps and being "frugal scrappers".

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. So beautiful! And thanks for reminding me about those serendipity squares. Haven't tried that for eons.

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  11. Great way to use up the scraps. Thanks for sharing.

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