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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Friends of Unity July 2020 Blog Hop

Hello everyone. It's that time again and the Friends of Unity are hopping. I missed you all last month.

This month we are paper piecing. I have to admit, I don't do this much. I love coloring with my Copics so I just don't think to paper piece. It was fun and I will probably try to do more of it in the future.


My first card using traditional paper piecing of using some of that patterned paper I've been hording.

I started by stamping the girl from Only Imagine on white and then on the heart patterned paper from a package from Walmart. I cut out her dress and the top part of her headband and glued it to the white base image. Some quick coloring with Copics using colors to match the background paper and she was done. I used a square stitched die to cut her out and layered her on a scalloped square die. The card is 5 1/2" square.

I've been playing with my gel plate a lot lately and I have tons of backgrounds and scraps laying around. These green pieces seemed perfect for the new cactus stamp Stick Together. I used three different green scraps for the cactus and I had a purple piece that I used for the flowers. I had to stamp this four times to get all the pieces. I then die cut a stitched rectangle from the brown print and from a larger green print and layered everything together. If you haven't used Art Glitter glue, I highly recommend it. It holds these painted gel plate prints like a dream and never warps the paper.

Be sure to follow along with the rest of the hop and leave lots of comments along the way. There are prizes to be won.

Alaine-you are here






28 comments:

  1. I love the little girl’s paper pieced dress ( red is best๐Ÿ˜), but the paper piecing for your cacti is brilliant! It looked almost like watercolour... great choice!❤️

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  2. Whoa!! You should totally do this more often because you Rocked it!!
    Amazing Cacti card!!! WOW!!
    That little girl is just gorgeous!!
    Knocking paper piecing out of the park!!!

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  3. Fabulous cards, Alaine! I love the beautiful girl! And the gelli plate cactus is perfection!!

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  4. Wow! Great cards! I have to try using my gelli prints for paper piecing... thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Love what you've done with that cactus! What a genius idea Alaine to paper piece it!!

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  6. Great cards! I especially love your paper piecing for the cacti card!

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  7. Your little girl is so sweet in her pretty dress, but I really love the cactus - so realistic!

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  8. Darling card with the cute girl. Love all the patterns and textures on your gel prints.

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  9. Oh the image in the stick together card looks so vibrant. Love it.

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  10. Gorgeous work on
    your cards, the
    first one is so
    lovely.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Beautiful cards! Love the images you used and the pretty papers!

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  12. Very pretty cards! Love the colors on both cards. The cactus are really darling.

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  13. Gorgeous cards! That first card with the little girl is just so precious!

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  14. Pretty dress and headband on the girl and I like the gel plate prints you used on the cactus card.

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  15. I just got that cactus recently and I never thought about paper piecing it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. That cactus card is my favorite with all of the colors and textures!

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  17. I absolutely love that paper pieced cactus!

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  18. Love both of your cards! Your first card is very pretty and super sweet and I LOVE all the texture on the second card. Makes for a very cool card!

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  19. Both cards are so wonderfully done. Great idea to paper piece using backgrounds you created. I have plenty of those too so I will have to try that!

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  20. Never thought of paper piecing cactus..you have done a fantastic job on that card. Love the little girl one also.

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  21. Love that cactus card, Alaine!!!

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  22. I love that girl stamp. I have not seen her before. Great patterns and design. And I love using scraps. Love the scraps you chose for the cacti. Great colors and design too! Just wonderful cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Oooh great cards! I need to get going on this gelli plate action....thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love the cactus card and how you incorporated the gel prints.

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  25. Both are beautiful!!!!!!! Love how you did the cactus

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  26. Love your cards!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  27. Wow are these beautiful! I really loved the girl, and then when I saw the cactus card I almost fell over. You're inspiring me to try some paper piecing now.

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