Monday, January 2, 2012

Paper Piecing and Dotted Dahlias

Welcome - May I take this opportunity to wish you all the best for 2012.

This card was inspired by another blogger who uses the paper piecing technique frequently and to great advantage.


I used the Nina B designed Dotted Dahlias set from Layers of Color . 


 The paper on the flower is from an old, unnamed set of scrap book papers, the stems from a Bug a Boo set of papers.


These layers were from various scraps that I had saved/hoarded (depends on your perspective) and punched the edges.


The sentiment was stamped on another re-purposed scrap and formed into a mini-tag with a punched the edge.


This fabulous thread is called feather twine and is gorgeous!


The butterflies were punched and adhered to the base, then had micro beads glued on.

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33 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Maxine - I love the flowers and that gorgeous Feather Twine - your soft colours are lovely - those butterflies, lovely! Thanks for sharing - I am looking forward to seeing your creations this year! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. Happy New Year Maxine, wow those flowers really make a statement, love how you have used the stamped sentiment to make a tag.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  3. Happy New Year Maxine. Love the yarn on this card. Really gives texture.

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  4. This is very pretty. I love how you did the paper piecing. It looks great! xx

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  5. Oh I love all the gold accents!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes and Squirrel & Fox Challenges for our Something New challenges! Good luck!

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  6. Happy new year Maxine! This is gorgeous! I love the colors, they really brigthen up my dark and wet day :)
    Hugs Gunn

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  7. A beautiful birthday card.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  8. Just lovely! Thanks for playing along with Pile It On this week!

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  9. Happy New Year Maxine.
    You have created a lovely card with this technique, and a beautiful little tag as well.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, hope to see you again.
    Avril

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the flowers. Thanks for joinig Paper Creations ink. Hugs, Julia-DT

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  11. Happy New Year Maxine! I love your paper piecing, this is just gorgeous! Thank you for the very special comments and your friendship.
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  12. Happy New Year! love your perfectly pieced card!

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  13. Lovely Card! Thanks for joining us on Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

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  14. Beautiful card. Nice paper piecing, border, & ribbon trim. Happy New Year to you. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.

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  15. Such a pretty card! I love the feather twine!

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  16. Wow this is a beautiful card, thank you for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps, 'something new' challenge. Hugs Teresa xx

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  17. This is beautiful Maxine, so many great layers and textures. I love the paper you used for the stems of the flowers and the butterflies are so cute.
    Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a great day!

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  18. Adorable card, I love the paper piecing! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays!

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  19. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that your New Year is off to a grand start!

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  20. Hello my dear! Your card is fabulous. Such fantastic details.
    Hugs Bonnie

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  21. Very pretty card! love the Ruffles and butterflies, great touch! Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. :)
    Susan G (DT)

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  22. Beautiful card. Love all the various elements. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

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  23. What a beautiful card, Maxine! Love the LAYERS!! The butterflies with the beaded bodies are the perfect accents! So very pretty!! Blessings!

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  24. What a sweet, sweet card. . .love the LAYERS!!! And. . .those butterflies with the microbeaded bodies are fantastic!! The feathered twine is a score as well!! Love it! Blessings!

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  25. Beautiful, Maxine! I love the layers of pierced paper and the colors you used, so pretty!

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  26. Hi Maxine! wow, your card is beautiful. So creative. i love that feather twine. It is very effective. I love the paper piecing on the stems of your flowers.
    Have a blessed healthy new year.
    Hugs Maz

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  27. What a precious card and I love the idea of the micro beads for the butterfly body. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On!

    Tam
    One Happy Stamper
    Pile It On! DT

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  28. Hi Maxine! This is soooo pretty! I love that you paper pieced the flowers and stems! So much interest and dimension! Love the beeds on the butterflies and the little tag you created! Just beautiful!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  29. So many pretty details! Very beautiful card!! Thanks for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog! xx Lilia DT

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  30. Maxine, this is beautiful. Love how you paper pieced this and love the layers of colors on the bottom.

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  31. What a pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge. Good luck and Happy New Year!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  32. Love the cute butterflies & gorgeous flowers, Maxine!! The punched borders are lovely too. A happy card!! Have a great day!!

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  33. LOVE the ruffled border Maxine and the glitter in the center of the butterflies is so pretty!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D