Cute fairy with a dress made of paper

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What do you all think about glitter? I myself am crazy about all things that sparkle and shine! This time, I made a card with lots of glitter.

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This is an easy card using the paper piecing technique and took about 45 minutes to make.

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This is how you can stamp for paper piecing!

I started by stamping the cute little fairy. Since the task this time is to use the paper piecing technique, my plan was to make her dress from patterned paper and to color the rest with alcohol markers. First I stamped the fairy on special stamp-coloring paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink. And then I stamped the fairy again on patterned paper. I couldn’t choose which dress pattern I liked, so I stamped for her two different dresses!

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A close-up of the finished fairy.

I cut the dress out, colored her in (except for the dress) on the white paper, cut the fairy out and tried on the two dresses. In the end, I chose the light green dress with flowers and glued it onto the fairy stamped on the white paper. The rest was simple. I used a star-themed background die and cut this directly out of my card and then glued a piece of pearly paper behind the star-background. The “hello” die cut was cut 3x from black paper, stacked and glued together, shimmer pen over it, and Glossy Accents. For the finishing touches, I used my Sakura Gelly Roll clear stardust pen and drew lines along the edges of the star backgrounds. I didn’t really have to do this last step, but I just can’t have enough sparkle, despite the fairy wings and the “hello” already have glitter, haha! And besides, I thought the gel pen gave the card a real homemade feel to it.

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Check out all the shimmer and shine!

Paper piecing is really a cool technique and you don’t need tp use special stamps! Look at the stamps you already have with this technique in mind, and perhaps you will get some new ideas for them!

Thanks for reading and create happiness today!

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