Friday, 19 January 2018

Sail Away

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying your crafting.

My make for today requires a bit of patience but if you like jigsaw puzzles then you will love this paper piecing technique!

If you fancy having a go at this one, here are the dies that I have used.

Step One:  Cut a piece of white cardstock slightly larger than the scenic die and adhere a piece of double sided adhesive sheet to cover the reverse.  Leave the remaining piece of backing paper on the adhesive and run through your die cutting machine so that the sticky side will be on the reverse of your image.

Step Two: Take great care not to dislodge any of the pieces from the die. I used a piece of Cricut Transfer tape (it comes on a roll so that you can cut it to size) to temporarily hold the die cut pieces in place while I removed the die.

Step Three: Cut a piece of coloured background card to use as a mat on your project.  Peel away the frame/outline from the transfer tape and press firmly on to your coloured mat, having first removed the backing paper from the double sided adhesive.

 Step Four: Using alcohol markers colour one piece of your 'jigsaw puzzle' at a time. You may find it easier to lift the piece out to colour so that you do not contaminate the remaining pieces.

Step Five:  Press each piece into the appropriate space in the frame on the coloured card so that the double sided adhesive holds them securely in place.

Continue until all the pieces are coloured and in place.

To finish the card, die cut the yacht and waves from the Creative Expressions die set and colour in the same way.

Mat and layer your scene and add the final die cuts using foam pads to complete the card as shown in the first picture above.

Definitely not a quick card but I love the different effects you can achieve using these 'stained glass' dies.  I have also tried painting the pieces with metallic paint or using an assortment of Mirri card.  I will share some of these makes with you at a later date.

Thank you for joining me today,

Bye for now
x Anne


  1. Anne, that is just stunning.
    Hope to see you at Julia's in April!
    Lisa x

  2. An amazing pice of work Anne - a wonderful result form a very fiddly technique

  3. This looks amazing Anne, well worth the effort. I love the embellishments around the frame too.
    Katrina xx

  4. Wow, this is stunning and you have so much patience x

  5. Wow Anne I'm seriously impressed. It looks fabulous! I love the embellishments very much too. Great Work! Hope our paths cross again soon. Barbxx