We did it!
Take a look at our reader testers’ makes this month!
Kathleen Broughton Q Tell us about your fab swing card!
I wanted the scene to represent the little girl on the left, dreaming about becoming a princess on the right!
Q Do you have a top tip for our readers? A
For the clouds, cut a cloud to use as a stencil, and brush over the edge using blue distress ink. Gradually work over your sky area until you feel you have done enough.
Trisha Plastow Q How did you create your card?
I stamped the little girl onto white card, before colouring her hair, face and hands with Nuvo Markers. Next, I stamped her again, onto NitWit papers and carefully cut out elements of her dress. I then paper pieced her dress and bows on top of the original little girl.
Q What is your top tip for paper piecing? A
When paper piecing, use small scissors to cut out delicate parts like hands, as I find you can get a finer cut with them.
Alison Girvan Q What do you think of paper piecing?
This is the perfect project to use up those scraps of paper, so that’s exactly what I did! I stamped my image onto three papers – skin tone, mid brown (for her hair) and patterned for her dress. I used ProMarkers to shade her skin and hair, then I fussy cut all the layers before putting my image together. I also stamped some bows and a crown for her hair, and glittered them for extra sparkle!
Q How did you build up the card? A
I layered my card with coordinating papers and added lots of little gems, some ribbon and finished with a little crown charm.