5/16/11

My favorite technique - times 3

This week at H2H Challenges we want to see your favorite technique. I got a little carried away with my sample and added in three techniques:


First up, I love to paper piece. A lot of stamps are solid images so that doesn't lend itself to this technique but find me a good open line image and it's perfect for paper piecing! If you are not familiar with this technique, it's super easy. Just stamp your image on patterned paper, cut out and adhere to your focal area. I have another paper pieced card I will be showing later in the week but it doesn't have CTMH products so I'll save it for another day. You'll just have to come back and see me again later this week :)

The other two techniques are machine stitching (which isn't really a technique, is it?) and pleated ribbon which is so fun! To create my pleated ribbon, I add a length of Scor-Tape to the back of the ribbon, pleating and sticking it together from the back side, then add small anchor pieces of tape to the front side just under each pleat to keep them in place. Love!

Ok so now it's your turn to share. Create something using a technique and describe it on your blog than link up at CTMH. Be sure you use Close To My Heart products in some way in your project!

See you again soon -

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8 comments:

Karen Day said...

This is such a pretty, girly card, Mary! My girlfriend actually owns some Wellies that look just like these (she'd love your card) - gorgeous!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card, Mary!!! Way to showcase three fabulous techniques :)

Haley D. said...

Your card is darling! I love that stamp set. Checking out all the H2H blogs is dangerous on my wallet. LOL

Anna said...

Great card. I love the colors and your techniques!

Jane Haas said...

Paper piecing is a technique I haven't used very often--thanks for sharing! Love the colors in your card, and I want me some rainboots and umbrella like these. :) We're about to build an ark if this rain doesn't stop!

Jane said...

Oops...Jane (Scrappy-Gram) here again. Sorry I hadn't been logged on to my Scrappy-Gram blog when I left the previous message! Now I can add: I love all THREE of your techniques!

Lorrinda said...

Love this Mary! My daughter has a pair of rubber boots just like those:)

Melinda said...

Love your little boots and the paper is my favorite! I have a pair of boots like that! LOL