Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DCC - Paper Piecing

Today we have a DCC challenge at Repeat Impressions - Paper piecing.  What's great about these challenges is that it takes us out of our comfort zones.  Paper piecing certainly does that for me.   I use certain aspects of paper piecing on my projects and I admire paper pieced items.  My Pinterest boards are full of paper pieced projects but to sit down and actually do paper piecing is a little scary for me.  But again, that's what makes these challenges great.  Gets us to tackle things that we normally wouldn't.

Here is my take on this weeks challenge.  I pieced the upper half of the back ground then embossed it.  The folder I used was pretty intricate so it gave my project a tattered look.  Not what I was going for but I love how it turned out. 

I actually ended up with a 2nd versions of paper piecing on this card.  I really wanted to emphasize this courage ribbon called Heart Ribbon - 8404-F in the Repeat Impressions catalog, so I double layered it and 'popped' it with foam tape. 

After doing this challenge, I have a paper piecing project that I was putting off.  Now I'm determined to try it - watch for it to be posted soon.   

Now lets see your version of this challenge - does this take you out of your comfort zone like it did to me?  Give it a try.  Since this is a challenge that means you can post your version here on the linky and you have a chance to win a great prize -  a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions.  See the rules here.   

More soon

Stamps - Repeat Impressions - 8404-F Heart Ribbon
Paper - DCWV card base, many misc scraps
Tools & Accessories - Copic markers, mini pearls, nesties, embossing folders, gel pen


  1. Your card design really lets that ribbon image become a focal point, which is what you wanted.

    Great job getting out of your comfort zone too!

  2. Beautifully done, Joyce! The colors are so pretty, and I love the cancer ribbon. Great job!

  3. Well, look how out of your comfort zone you came....this is awesome!!! Great job with the challenge, Joyce and your card ROCKS.