It was made by Mary-Anne Venginickal, who had emailed last month to show it to me. She kindly explained the reason she made it, and what her steps were:
My Dad is always on the go and, even though he is in his 70s, he can never just sit still. So, for Father's Day, it would be nice to see him just relax! This adorable image from Inky Antics was the perfect choice. Isn't that bear enjoying all those warm bubbles so adorable! I used both Memento and Hero Arts inks on this card.
I stamped the image on a piece of white card stock and then positioned it in the opening of the PTI Polaroid die. I also used a light blue colour pencil to give a faint blue colour to the bubbles. I finished off this part by adding some Glossy Accents to a few of the bubbles.
I paper pieced the tub and then just coloured in the legs with Bic Mark It markers. Then, using the cut-out tub, I lined up my stamp and stamped on the Polaroid die so I could line up the images and have the bubbles on the floor.
Since the bubbles on the die were blue due to the patterned paper, I used a white gel pen to lighten them up. The fun sentiment also came with this set and was stamped on to the punched circles. I added a punched yellow heart and pierced around the edge of the circle with a pin to give some detail to the sentiment circle panel.
Bravo to Mary-Anne for creating such a delightful card! It also got me thinking that we haven't done much with paper piecing, even though it's a technique that's simple to do and yields wonderful results.
That brings me to this week's card on the main Inky site, which is a great example of this fun design element:
While critters make wonderful paper-pieced projects, you can also play with other objects, such as the flowers and sun in 11159MC Swirly Sunshine & Flower Clear Set (drawn by artist Trudy Sjolander):
For the above card, Michelle used 11023MC Hattie's Girlfriends Clear Set (drawn by artist Hattie Lace):