This guy is from the new Loving Critters Digi stamp set. The set also includes a bird and a bunny (and assorted sentiments).
For this card I used the Kaisercraft Hippy Girl papers. I really like the colors of these (especially with all the drab gray weather lately). But I was trying for something not too girly or frilly.
I decided to paper piece the heart and I thought I’d share how I paper piece digis with paper scraps.
First I print my digi on regular typing paper. You can use draft mode to save ink – the print is just to get the position of the paper piecing. Don’t close the file.
Tape the scrap over the portion of the image you want to piece using regular clear tape. Make sure the tape is not stuck on the area you want – just tape the edges.
Put the paper back in the printer (make sure it is the right way) and print again. Then just cut out your patterned paper piece.
I like to shade my paper piecing with Copic markers but be aware that the markers my smear the printer ink on the patterned papers even if they do not smear the ink on your cardstock. Different papers can behave differently so you might want to test a small area first.
So there is my not too frilly valentine. I thought I’d enter it in the Stamp Something Challenge to use a digi (I can do that!).
I had also planned to enter in Linda’s latest challenge at her new Catered Crop challenge blog. I even followed the recipe! But… I was too late. I burned my cookies, my souffle flopped, my goose is cooked. Sigh… I blame it on too much snow shoveling! But you might want check out the next challenge tomorrow – who knows what the recipe will be!