I was inspired by this sweet Echo Park 6x6 paper pack called Country Drive and thought it would be fun to make 5 coordinating Valentines. The papers had cute little ladybugs, bees, butterflies and birdies on them so I pulled out 5 different Pure Innocence stamp sets that co-ordinated with the patterned papers and I paper pieced all the PI Girls. Just to warn you this post is rather long as there are lots of pics of all 5 cards.
I also took the opportunity to play along with the last sketch of 2011 for the MFTWSC challenge. The first card, Bee Mine, is using the MFTWSC52. I also used some other sketches that I didn't get a chance to use this past year. MFT is having a fun contest over at Splitcoast Stampers MFT Forum too. If you have made 1-52 cards with the 2011 MFTWSC sketches and posted them on Splitcoast then you should register, HERE, in the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge - End of Year PARTY!
So for the first card, as I said, I used the MFTWSC sketch 52. I paper pieced this sweet Honey Bee and also coloured some parts of the patterned paper with my Copics. I used the Mini- Pennants Die-namics and the Die from the First Class Friend Stamps and Die-namics set.
Here is the inside....very simple.
On this card I used Ladybug and matched her up with the ladybug papers in the Echo Park paper pack. I used the Double Scalloped Border Die-namics and the File Tab Die-namics.
I paper pieced the ladybug, coloured in her spots with my Copics and layered her wings for some extra dimension.
Here is the inside.
For this card I used Pure Innocence Butterfly Kisses stamp set. I paper pieced her body suit and wings and layered the wings and bent up the edges for some dimension. I used MFTWSC Sketch # 51 for this card.
I stamped the sentiment on kraft cardstock cut with the Bracket Tab Die-namics and used my Simply Scalloped border Die-nmaics.
Here is the inside.
For card # 4 I used PI set called You're So Tweet. I paper pieced her and colourd her with my Copics. I made this card following MFTWSC Sketch # 26!
I used the Decorative Doily Die-namics and stamped the sentiment on kraft cardstock cut with the ribbon die from the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics.
This is the inside of the card.
And for the last card in the set. I used PI Feeling Froggy....love her to bits! I paper pieced her and gave her green jeans....how fun is that!!!! I Stamped her and the wee froggy and masked them and used the flowers from the Mud Buddies PI Set. I cut the image with my Oval Nesties, left the image in the die and inked with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and Old Paper Distress ink. I made this card following MFTWSC Sketch # 27!
I stamped the little froggy on the natural Twill tape again like I did on a previous card...love how this looks! I also used the speech bubbles from the Say What Die-namics set. I stamped "I Love You" from the Ladybug Set on one speech bubble and the word "Toad-ally" from one of the sentiments in the Feeling Froggy set on the smaller speech bubble.
and here is the inside!
Well, I hope you survived that post...rather lengthy, I know, sorry! Thanks SO much for stopping by and having a wee peek at all my Paper Pieced Valentine cards that I made for the January MFT Guest Designer Contest! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for this one,smile!