Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Goin' Blue for Card Cupids

It's the second week of the Birthday cards for Kids or Shades of Blue challenge at Card Cupids, sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs

My card features FBD's "Fairy Sweet" digi stamp, which I completely paper pieced. Well, the color on the dots on the mushroom was done with a Sakura gel pen, but everything else is paper. The vine is cut as a complete piece, which seemed easier than cutting out the tiny leaves separately. I did some faux stitching on the borders with a shiny blue Elmer's gel pen.

The sentiment digi stamp is by When the Scrap Hits the Fun, but I colorized it in blues using PhotoShop. I cut/embossed it with a Spellbinders die, and added dots with a different Sakura gel pen. 

My Card Cupids DT teamie Gina made a fabulous card using this same image; check them out side by side!

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Paper Play: Layer It Up!
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 63: Monochromatic (all of this paper came from my stash/scrap box; a couple of the pieces were previously uncut, but they have long hoarded for the perfect occasion! Her body, for example)
That Craft Place: Things with Wings
Totally Papercrafts: Monochrome

Hope you'll join in with us for this challenge, and be a Card Cupid! The only requirement for our challenges, other than the theme, is to send in at least one card to Card Cupids (the simple instructions are here). 

Thank you for visiting,


  1. Such a pretty creation....and in has to be good...haaaa! Love the way you did the sentiment....sweeet!

  2. ooohhh! I am liking this!!!

  3. Gorgeous card CG, I like the image the blues and the stitching.
    Kevin xx

  4. Stunning card. Love the blue monochromatic effect! Thanks for participating at Paperplay this week.

  5. Love the blues!!! Good work on the colouring. Thank you for joining Craft Your Passion!

  6. How beautiful your all blue creation is!

  7. what an a amazing card, not just all blue but all paper-pieced and all of solid cardstock, as well, you have to have a LOT of skill to pull that off so magnificently, but you have SONE IT! WOW!!!♥ thank you for SHOPPING YOUR (monochromatic) STASH with us this week!

  8. So cute! Thanks for joining in with Craft Your Passion this week! :)

  9. This is gorgeous, thank you so much for joining us at Totally papercrafts this time and good luck.


  10. Ohhh this is lovely! Love the shades of blue and the textures! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  11. The different textures in your paper piecing really make this card!

  12. I, too, love the textured paper piecing! I never really think to piece with plain cardstock! This is really just so beautiful!


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