Do you love paper piecing but are frustrated by how labor intensive it can be? I’m not saying this card was easy but a few things helped make it go faster. The color palette was very limited. I only used black, white, red, green and blue cardstocks for the entire thing. The man and woman’s colors repeat and compliment the other as well.
1. Stamp the clock background stamp using gold pigment ink onto Royal Sundance Midnight Blue Cardstock. Set aside to dry.
2. Die cut the man and woman from various cardstocks. I used:
- Royal Sundance Emerald Green
- Stardream Metallic Mars
- Stardream Metallic Black Onyx
- Curious Metallic Gold Leaf
- Basis White 80lb
3. Color the body and hair with Copic markers.
4. Assemble the man and woman with liquid glue, using tweezers to hold pieces while they dry. I die cut the cane from black and gold cardstock. I cut off the top of the gold and adhered it to the black cane. I also die cut the vest from green and gold cardstock. I cut the buttons from the gold vest and adhered to the green one.
5. Stamp the sentiment with embossing ink on Royal Sundance Midnight Blue Cardstock. Add gold embossing powder.
6. Die cut the sentiment and adhere to the stamped panel with thin foam squares. Add the man and woman with thin foam squares overlapping each other slightly as well as the sentiment.
7. Add panel to an A2 card base with strong adhesive.
I really thought it might be too much adding the die cut people to such a busy background but in the end I think the background helped bring it all together. The overlapping of all the elements helped make things work together as well. I also love the combination of the metallic cardstocks along with the regular ones.