16 July 2018

Summer Goals - alcohol marker, paper piecing

Summer is a time of lots of frivolous and fun activities. Living like someone left the gate open is a great objective for summer. My card features a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set paper pieced and coloured with alcohol markers, Copic and Spectrum Noir.

Putting It Together

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is having a daily colouring challenge this month. I've been mostly using stamps in my stash I haven't used before and a variety of colouring mediums. I rarely use alcohol markers and currently own few. I keep picking some up when I can find them on deep deep sales. I have a mixture of Spectrum Noir and Copics which work together without any problems.

I stamped the image on Neenah cardstock with Marvelous Mocha.

I also stamped part of the image, her dress, on a scrap of gingham paper.

I fussy cut just the dress.

The dress will fit over the stamped image.

I used a mixture of Spectrum Noir and Copics to colour the image and add shading to the paper piecing for the dress. Normally I put the items into the supplies list, but my head is really hurty and I am struggling just to finish the post.

When I was done colouring, I fussy cut the full image.

I decided to put the image on a background of "bucket list" summer items.  I added "Whee!" to the list of things learned.

Inside, I added scrap from the same patterned paper and stamped the sentiment as one of the things to do for the summer.



Fab 'n' Funky: Gingham
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Fun in the Sun
Scribbles Designs: Fun in the Sun
Always Fun: Paper Piecing
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes


  1. Super cute paper pieced and colored card. [Bunny]

  2. What a great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing. I love the green plaid -- you did such a great job fussy cutting. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    ♥ Mindy

  3. What a fun stamp never done paper piecing before but want to give it a try now. Love the background.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting From The Heart https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
    Mel DT

  4. Hello Rijackie… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Scribbles Designs… your card fits perfectly with our “Fun in the Sun” challenge theme… Love how you have paper pieced the girls dress Hope you will be able to join us again very soon and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  5. Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July!
    Monica - DT

  6. Your card is awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT

  7. This is so cute! I love every single thing about it! Thanks for playing along with us at Scribbles Designs! -Lori DT


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