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Hi Crafty Friends... I am so excited about this weeks sponsorship for team ebrush!! Why? Because it involves two of my favorite crafting pastimes... eBrushimg and Paper Piecing!! And I am head over heals in love with with all the digital files from our August sponsor, KaDoodle Bug Designs!!
I used my Sizzix eclips machine and ecal software to cut out my file. I used the default sizes and just separated the shapes by color to make cutting faster and easier.
I started off by ebrushing my globe land pieces in light green, green, and brown sharpies.
for the main planet piece I ebruhed it in light blue, blue, and dark blue.
Then I glued my land pieces on my planet using a glue pen.
I also ebrushed my irises in light green, green, and a small bit of brown.
For the highlights of the eyes I made little circles on the blacks of the eyes using a white opaque marker. I line the eyes with an fine tip black pen. I love Faber-Castell's PITT Artist Pens for this. They dry permanent so even if I go oever them with another color it will not bleed or smear.
For the body of the squirrel I cut it out of craft paper and ebrushed it with my brown sharpie and then lightly went over the edges with orange.
One thing I super love about the KADoodle Bug files is that most of them come with a shadow to glue the pieces onto. This helps to guide you on what pieces go where and how far apart they should go. I glue all my pieces down with a glue pen and start with the ears first.
I ebrushed the inner ears, muzzle, tummy and foot bottoms using Spectrum Noir in GB1.
I added foam adhesive to the back of my piece to give it more dimension.
I used my Darice scalloped die andcut polka dot patterned paper and a 2"x 4" strip of patterned paper to make a card front. I adhered my pieces to my card using my Xyron Mega Runner.
I stamped out my sentiment and used my scissors to cut out each word separately and ashered to my card.
At the last moment I decided I wanted a a bow on my card. So I used some brown and white bakers twine and wrapped it a few times around my card front panels. I made a quintuple loop bow and glued it down with diamond glaze and topped it with a flower button.
And here is my finished card...
I hope you enjoyed my paper piecing... I really do love making them! I always find joy just staring at the finished product! I hope you did too!!
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