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Dec 3, 2009

absc005 - Helen Celebrates Christmas

Good Morning! - It's time for the latest sketch for Annabelle Stamps (absc005)
This week I have taken a few "liberties" with the sketch. Hopefully you'll be able to see the general idea as I explain my process for creating this card.

First I wanted to use the image, Helen from (Helen's Party) so you could see that it can be used for cards other then Birthday type cards. I wanted to add the present and also create a Poinsettia flower embellishment for the (bow like piece on the sketch). This meant "flipping" the sketch and moving the focal image to the right since the flower embellishment would have been right next to the present had I followed the sketch as is shown. Are you with me still...I know it confused me but I like the end result.

I paper pieced Helen's Clothes and the present. The Poinsettia was done using 5 Petal Punch.

Don't forget to check out the other DT members blogs for the Sketch cards. Also I believe you still have time to get in on a chance to win $20 Gift Certificate to Annabelle Stamps Store if you participate in the sketch challenge absc004 from last week.

Card Details: Stamps: Helen's Party & Holly Branch (inside sentiment)
Card Stock: Ruby Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive,Pretty in Pink, (SU), PTI Select White and Designer Paper (Eskimo Kisses, Basic Grey)
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Bashful Blue (Sponged Around Helen)
Other: Prisma Color Pencils, Gamsol, MS Loopy Punch, Sprinkles (AS), White Liquid Applique, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 5 Petal Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Rectangle Nestabilitie Die


  1. Absolutely adorable! I love this cute DP, and what a great idea to create Christmas card with this girl! Love how you paper pieced her outfit!

  2. Great card Ida! Love what you done with Helen, so festive and love the inside of your card too!!!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  3. What a funny image and great card! Reminds me of my girls who used to cartwheel everywhere when they were little!

  4. Love this...great idea to flip the sketch and include all that piecing!

  5. this isd such a cute card , Ida-I just love that dsp-I have it and have been looking for ways to use this piece-you have done a great job on this card

  6. Helen is adorable! Just look at her cute little paper-pieced outfit! Sweet card, Ida!

  7. Hi Ida, Helen's Party as a Christmas card, it's terrific. I love have you have put it altogether. Nice wardrobe choice with the paper piecing.
    Hugs Michelle