Saturday, September 3, 2011
Paper-pierced Pinwheel Pandas
Hello out there blog-o-sphere!
Today I'm showing you a card for the Some Odd Girl's Paper Piercing Challenge. I chose Pinwheel Panda..he is soooo cute!
A dear friend recently had triplets, and they are being Christened and will have their first party. My friend had gone through a lot before and during her pregnancy with the babies. And after their births...well, you can just imagine what chaos there was (and still is). But there is more than enough joy to compensate for it and go all around :). So I wanted to make her family a very special card.
At first, I was gonna make the babies individual cards. But I thought one giant card featuring all three pandas would be remarkable and would really showcase the triplets. Each part is unique enough but together they'd make a cool statement.
I don't know what it is about paper piercing challenges but lately, they've got me feeling a little ambitious and a lot ecclectic, LOL!
As you can see, there's a lot going on in this creation. My initial idea was to use the plaid Crate Paper for the Panda, to make him into a stuffed animal. I mentioned this before...I just loved the stuffed critters my Mom sewed for me when I was a kid. As you can see, my affinity for homemade goodies started early. And Pinwheel Panda sure made adorable toys! :) Oh, how I wish I could sew!
And then, I saw the flowery paper and the negative image created when I cut out the eyes, body, and heels for the first bear. Thought I'd make her into a stuffed animal as well. She was harder to put together as she was already 'cut through' in certain places, but it sure was fun (kinda like a puzzle!). I, then, outlined her body parts with my Copic multiliner.
By the time I got to the third Panda/ triplet, my fingers hurt! So I just cut out the stamped image from the SOG packaging (another upcycling moment!),
I tied in the three bears by using these cute, baby-themed papers from Fancy Pants Designs. I also colored their pinwheels with Copics using their three main colors.
Added some twine, misc buttons, and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.