Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Patchy Elephant

Good Morning on this wet and windy Wednesday!

This is a card I made a couple of weeks ago when I bought this dear elephant stamp by Woodware.

I really enjoy doing paper piecing and it's also a great opportunity for using up scraps of pretty papers.

I'm afraid I don't know what these papers are as they were in my scrap box but I think they are from the same set.  The backing paper is actually well "gutted".

After paper piecing the elephant I put the card through my Cuttlebug in an embossing folder then lightly inked the raised areas.

I pricked round the edges and added faux stitching and that's where I think I should have finished.  But no - I had to go on and stamp the little black flowers and put orange dots in the centres.

I would like to enter my card into the Fab n Funky Challenge  #295 which this week is Paper Piecing.

37 comments:

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Oh Barb, he is so sweet and love the idea of using up your papers.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Barb, I love this elephant, he's soooo cute, and you remind me I have some NBUS Woodware stamp needing the light of day... Soon!!!
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x PS well done on the link.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a very sweet card Barb! Great use of scrap pp's. have a lovely (if windy) day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Cara said...

Such a cute elephant. I never would have thought of embossing the card once the elephant was in place, but it looks fab! Might have to steal that idea.... Cara x

scrAPpamondo said...

Awww.... Really lovely card!! I pinned it!
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524481879030/
Love so much the simply elegance and sweetness of your card! Great idea the paperpiecing plus embossing, I must try!
Any little detail is made with care and attention, fab work!

Valerija said...

Great idea, that you embossed the image. I did not seen that before. Well done!

Krisha said...

This is such an adorable card Barb! Love that elephant stamp and all the possibilities.

Angela Radford said...

Hi Barb, gorgeous card and love the layout too. Thank you so much for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 19

Lisa Andersson said...

Very cute! I like the way you used different papers for the elephant and the effect of embossing it all is super. Have a great evening!
Hugs, Lisa

PJ said...

Adorable card. You did another fabulous job.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb...Cute card....love the paper piecing....pretty papers....Joolsx

Liz said...

Love the paper piecing. I used this elephant recently - it really is a lovely stamp. I like how you've embossed the whole panel, it looks great. xx

Mrs A. said...

Now that is something I'd have never thought of doing. (putting through an ef after paper piecing ). It really is a brilliant idea and one I must remember to try out. Thanks for telling. Love the elephant and the colours used. Hugs Mrs A.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the additional touch of the flowers. It adds to the whimsy and quilt feel of this. It is very lovely.

KandA said...

Gorgous card Barb. I love that Woodware elephant and the great paper piecing xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Barb, that is the cutest little paper pieced elephant! I love your textured embossed background too. What a wonderful CAS design card. It's utterly perfect for our challenge this week at Fab 'n' Funky too. Thanks so much for kicking off our challenge with such style! We look forward to having you join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous,love the paper pierced elephant, so adorable! ... Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Buffy said...

Barb this card is so adorable. The little elephant is darling! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky challenges.

Buffy x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a cute stamp and he looks fabulous paper pieced. It's always a bonus when using up snippets and very satisfying to see the pile getting smaller.
Lorraine

rachel said...

aw so very cute - brilliant x

Karen Knott said...

Very cute card Barb, the elephant is so sweet and I love your paper piecing. Thank you too for your lovely comment and link on your blog yesterday, I gained two lovely new followers :) I just need to learn how to link now, I'm so daft when it comes to computers lol
Hugs, Kaz x

Carol L said...

Cute paper piecing, and I like the embossing too. It all works together for a real homespun look!

Greta said...

Great paper piecing, Barb & love the dry embossing!

MaryH said...

Every time I see this little patchwork Ellie used somewhere, I want it! It's adorable with the paper piecing, and that embossing is so pretty. It is very delicate with the 'country feel' of the 'quilting' on Ellie, and just a darling card. Especially nice in the pink tones. TFS & Hugs

Nikki C said...

Barb this is just darling it's so sweet for a baby it's great how you embossed it all together I might have to borrow that one for one day
hugs Nikki C

SARN said...

Oh, how cute is this!? LOVE IT. Great paper piecing Hun.
xxx

Dana & Glen said...

Adorable elephant, beautifully papers too. I like the sweet little flowers.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love baby elephants so much! This is adorable! Beautiful paper-piecing!

Jean said...

I like paper piecing too, and this is such a pretty example. I love how you embossed it all as well, it looks great.
Jean x

Janice Rohde said...

Super card Barb, I too love paper piecing and really like the effect of running it all through an embossing folder.
Janice x

Aquarius said...

What a super elephant stamp and as you say just right for paper piecing - great idea to run it through an embossing folder as well.

meg said...

Beautiful paper piecing on the stamp, love the embossing

Erika said...

That's one cute elephant and I love how you've paper pieced it. It reminds me of a patchwork one I had as a child.

Hugs Erika. x

Catie Cuddles said...

Oh this is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.
Happy crafting! Catherine ( DT ) x

Donna said...

Very cute, Barb :)

Jan Ltc said...

Great work thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky xx Jan DT

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is so sweet, I love your little patchwork elephant x