Saturday, April 7, 2012

~ Nina.B.Designs ~ Paper Piecing


This fun card was created with stamps and dies designed by Nina Brackett...........(she is one  talented and lovely woman).

The leafy stems were stamped with Happiness Is... and for dimension, I stamped a few extra stems, trimmed out the leaves, and adhered them with foam dots.

By the way, I know my stamping is not perfect. I can almost never achieve perfectly crisp images. Somehow they invariably end up with lighter patches or something wrong... =(
However, I am always inspired by artists who can do perfect stamping, and I will keep practicing and improving (and maybe invest in better inks). One day I will be a real stamper!
For now, I like to comfort myself with the idea that the imperfect stamping somehow lends a nice, soft effect to the final product ;)



The lovely sentiment is also from the Happiness Is... stamp set.


And the cute, cute little hearts were die-cut from Nina Brackett's Home Sweet Home by Spellbinders™ ... these come with the tiny eyes punched out after die-cutting, so it was super easy to thread it on a length of thin twine.

The other bits on the card are patterned paper by K & Co as well as MME, a couple of cute blossoms by Prima, and some pretty trim.


Hope your weekend is a verrrah good one ;)



  1. This is adorable Viola - I love imperfect stamping, it gives a project character and a nostalgic feel! I love all of your details - thank you the inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Gorgeous card, Viola. I LOVE the idea of stringing up the hearts.
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs and smiles

  3. Hi Viola, is another imperfect stamper hihi.
    You have no idea hoe much paper I trew away because of my imperfect stamping.
    So I am verrrry encouraged by this message of you:):) I am not the only one in the world.
    But...I am a BIG fan of you and I am spending a lot of time on your blog because you are a GREAT inspiration to me.
    So thank you verry much and keep going the imperfect stamping because I love it!

  4. Very pretty card! I've missed your lovely projects! :)

  5. once you put ink to stamp to paper, you are a real stamper! no apologies necessary!

  6. Love your card, Vi! I prefer character to perfect:)

  7. Beautiful card Vi! I think your stamping is just fine - Handmade cards do not need perfection, just love :) Have a blessed Easter!

  8. LOVELY card, Vio! Everything about it ... the beautiful flowers, die-cuts, heart garland, lace, the papers ... lovely! :)

  9. Nothing we create has to be perfect to be wonderful!! Great card Vio!

  10. I love this card , Vio, the perfect mixing of the colors and those hearts are so lovely! And for the stamping, I think a handmade card needs to have an imperfection as it is the actual meaning of " handmade "!!! That's what gives it its charm !
    Hugs , Rosa

  11. very pretty...lovely colors!

  12. Pretty card, Miss Vio! And I think your stamping skills are perfect!

  13. Love this spring card, so cheerful! I also can't see any issues at all with your stamping!!

  14. Your work is great.I am critical of my car ds not being exactly as I plan but often am pleased when I see the results.

  15. I really like this greeting cards , Vio, the ideal preparing of the colours and those minds and hearts are so lovely! once you put ink to press to document, you are a real stamper! no regret necessary!


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