Tuesday, June 12, 2012

how to make a card from a picture

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HI all, I wanted to post some info on how I make some of my shaped cards. Its basically a paper piecing technique, printing out the picture you want tacking this to your card and cutting around the different shapes. You may have to print multiples of your picture to achieve this for example for Patrick star I printed one copy and cut the main body of him on the fold of my card stock and them cut his pants and eyes from different colored card. The flower on his pants was a punch and I cut small sections from to suit. Add your shading and mark in his feature lines. Here is where i found this picture of Patrick

Most cartoon shapes etc you can do this with. If its a round shape and you have no where to lay your pattern on the fold do as i did with my death star card and cut a whole new front that will overlap the card fold. I hope this can help you rethink how to make some fun greeting cards that everyone will love to receive. Video below ...enjoy!
Blessings to you

 and a last thought

My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26


littlebitoftoto said...

Valita, you are amazing...thanks for the tutorial on paper piecing....I always look forward to your videos.

Wies said...

Thanks for this tutorial Valita. I am certainly going to try this.
Greetings, Wies

TLady said...

A TRUE "ARTIST" at work!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thanks Valita!!! LOVE IT! :)

Holly M said...

So cute. My niece and nephew would love this!

terrie said...

very nice...My grand-son just loves this character...tfs

Whimcees said...


Fun project - great video! I love paper piecing and this is such a fun guy! Wishing you a happy Sunday!


Barbara Diane

Marghe said...

Hola soy venezolana y me encanta tu blog, te felicito tienes unos trabajos hermosos...

Hello I am Venezuelan and I love your blog, congratulations you have some beautiful work ...
my blog is

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Too clever & too cute!