Today I'd like to share with you the birthday card I made for my Bonus daughter. Wait - You do know what a Bonus daughter is, don't you? Technically she is my step daughter, but since I'm no longer married to her father, it is her choice to continue to be a part of my life. How blessed I am that she has always been active in my life and we continue to have a wonderful relationship.
For her card this year, I selected Unity Stamps Angie Girls, Kara and Melissa. Here's her completed card followed by a how I made it.
This stamp set comes with the two girls 'connected' on one stamp. I masked off the second girl and stamped the first on the edge of my card stock. Next I put a strip of the polka dotted paper that is her shirt in my Misti and stamped the image again. I repeated this with the blue denim paper also.
I fussy cut the top and pants out and set them aside. I used my Copic markers for coloring the rest of the image and added the flowers at her feet on the original card stock. I used the Penny Black Elegant Stitching Rectangle die to make the pretty edge on the colored piece.
Next I glued the jeans in place and the shirt on top taking care to be sure the were lined up correctly. I cut a coordinating blue liner mat and then a darker pink larger mat. I layered each of these onto the A2 card base. Once secured, I returned the card to my Misti and stamped the sentiment with VersaFine ink.
Paper piecing takes a little longer but really can give a unique look to your cards. I hope you'll give it a try soon.
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Serving a Risen Savior,