Paper-Pieced Graceful Garden CAS Card

by Joanne James24. April 2019 21:00

I'm not sure how Monday turned into Wednesday, but sometimes that's just how it goes! So a quick share today with my second paper-pieced card that I originally made for our challenge over at The Paper Players this week: clean an simple paper piecing. I am totally 'on the fence' about this card - it didn't look as good as it did in my mind, so I ended up making another one for the challenge, but thought I'd share with you as I'd love to hear what you think. So here is my card:

This card used the retiring Graceful Garden stamp set and features a rose that I more often have coloured rather than paper-pieced, but I wondered what it would look like in some rose-patterned paper. I used one of the beautiful pink rose designs from the Petal Promenade pack for the flower and some Floral Romance paper for the stem. A little background stamped detail, a few artisan pearls and a sentiment finish my card. So what do you think - does it work? I really would welcome your thoughts on this one!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening and I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (3) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/24/2019 10:37:50 PM #

I think it works, Joanne. The red bloom is particularly stunning - good choice of paper. I think that the strong colours accentuate the white space and make it particularly CAS. The detailing in behind really adds to the design. I really must experiment with this technique some more, now you've given me inspiration.


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah Wheeler United Kingdom
4/27/2019 8:22:15 AM #

Hi Joanne - have finally worked out how to comment on your blog!! love the effect of the rose patterned paper. Deborah


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/5/2019 7:46:36 PM #

Yay! I love reading everyone's comments so will be thrilled to see yours too! This is one of those cards that I was so 'on the fence' about!


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