Want in on a little secret? See that pretty teal burlap flower? That wasn't initially going to be placed there, but my sewing machine went WONKY and ripped up my paper as it made a ball-o-thread on the back-side of my paper. After I
ranted for a bit collected myself, I decided to make lemonade out of lemons and was determined to make the card work, so I found the flower and all was well in the world. Remember, mistakes will happen, but try to cover them up before you toss your creation in the round file. :)
Paper piecing this owl required me to cut and glue some pretty tiny pieces. In the process of doing it, I figured out a TRICK!
- When paper piecing tiny pieces of paper that you have a hard time picking up, rub a little bit of glue from the Quickie Glue pen onto your fingertip, pick up the piece and place it where it goes (you'll put Quickie Glue down in the area you are adhering the piece to first). You can then use the tip of your scissors or a paper piercer to help position it perfectly over your previously stamped image. This made is much easier to place the owl's talons, nose, and eyes.
This card is all about texture. I used textured patterned paper, a burlap Prima flower, ribbon and I added 2 flocked brads to the upper portion of the card to bring it all in balance and add a little more "oomph".
I was having so much fun, I decided to finish the inside of the card, too. I pulled the same color scheme and patterned papers inside to make it a cohesive feel. I used a Sizzix die I had to create a branch to perch my paper-pieced owl on. The die-cut extended past the edges of the paper so I just trimmed them off prior to stitching around the edges (look Michele... no brads).
Want to see more MFTeasers using this stamp set, Thinking of Hoo? You can view the complete list of designers participating in today's peeks HERE on Kim's blog. This set and MANY more will be available on January 6th @ 10:00 PM EST on the MFT site HERE in the Brand Spankin' New category.
Stamps: Thinking of Hoo? MFT (available on January 6th)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Crate patterned paper, brown, Perfect Paper Panels
Accessories: Prima burlap flower, flocked brads (Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby), copper brads MM, red line adhesive, red line dots, red line dimensionals, apron lace border punch (Fiskars), May Arts ruffled faux suede ribbon, Quickie Glue Pen, Janome sew mini, Copic markers, BG0000, BG000, BG10, Sizzix die