8 August 2022

VIDEO | MFT Paper Pieced Girl's Night In

Hello there, I am over on the My Favorite Things YouTube Channel today sharing a card using paper piecing. I haven't done paper piecing in years, but I saw a card by Inge Groot (who is fantastic with patterned paper!) and fell in love with it. So I decided to use the same set and also paper piecing on my card. Our cards are very different but my inspiration did come from her. I love her work!

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I started off by stamping the girl from MFT I Need Some Me & You Time on to white cardstock with black ink. I then coloured her using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies list for reference). I did not colour the pillow and mask as I knew I wanted to paper piece them. She was then die cut out using the MFT I Need Some Me & You Time Die-namics

I stamped her again but this time on to a piece of paper from the MFT Sweet Plaid Paper Pad. I tried to position her so that the plaid would be centred on the eye mask and pillow. I then added some shadows on to the images with Copic Markers, before fussy cutting out with scissors. When paper piecing, I find it best to cut either inside the line or on the line. That way when you piece it back in, the cutting does not show. I added the pieces on to the image using MFT On-Point Precision Glue

I stamped the sentiment from the set on to an A2 white card base with more black ink. Using memo tape, I masked off an area so that I could add some ink blending for a subtle background. I blended on Tim Holtz Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink first. I then moved the memo tape up and added Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink for the ground. The tape was removed and the girl added on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen dots to the background and then highlights on the image. 


Here is the video showing how I made the card:

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COPIC MARKERS: Girl's skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20. Hair - E29, E27, E25, E23, E21. Pajamas - V17, V15, V12. Slippers - C8, C7, C5. Pillow & eye mask - BG13, BG11, C1, C00. 

I think the paper piecing works so well for this image. It really does look like fabric on the pillow and eye mask! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

1 comment:

  1. I've not paper pieced in years. I think it works so well with this little girl - the plaid is just perfect for the pillow and eye mask! Great video as always michelle, you explain everything so well. I love how you added marker colouring onto the paper too, and it really does make a big difference. Such a super cute card! xx


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