Saturday, February 11, 2012

CPS Day 9 & Simple Card Saturday

Here is my third and final post for today (Whew! I don't think I've ever posted thrice in one day!). This week at CAS-ual Fridays, the challenge is clean and simple paper piecing, which I love to do. This is also my card for day 9 of Card Positioning Systems 5th anniversary celebration.
Here is the CPS sketch (#5, from way back in 2007!):

I really liked this sketch as soon as I saw it, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I couldn't wait to use the kite stamp from my new Hero Arts "Right at Home" set. First I stamped the Hero Arts cloud background, then stamped the kite right on top of it. Then I stamped the kite (minus the string) on each of four polka dot patterned papers by The Paper Studio. I cut each of the four section of the kite from a different color of patterned paper, and pieced them onto the kite that was stamped on the clouds. So CUTE! Now for the paper yummies:

The sentiment stamp is from the same set as the kite. I stamped it three times along a strip of patterned paper, then flag-cut the right end. I machine stitched around the clouds background with yellow thread, then I stitched right over the black ink of the kite and string with black thread. It may be difficult to see in the picture, but it's a fun way to add a little texture to the kite. Here's a close-up (click any picture to make it larger):
I'm also playing along at Hiding in My Craft Room #33: Super Scraps Saturday.
Thanks for looking!

Supplies: card base: The Paper Studio; cardstock: Georgia Pacific; patterned papers: The Paper Studio; stamps: Hero Arts; ink: Hampton Art (aqua), Tsukineko (black); buttons: craft supply: baker's twine: Divine Twine; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers; sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Singer (yellow), Coats & Clark (black)


  1. Love the paper-piecing of the kite, Kimberly! The black stitching is so seamless! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Fabulous!! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. So darling! I love these colors...they stand out so boldly against the black, and the texture adds SO much! Great card! Thanks for playing my CPS Anniversary Challenge!