Saturday, October 08, 2011

Paper Piecing Technique

Today I wrote instructions on how to do paper piecing.  I'm just loving this technique and having a lot of fun with it!  It's a great way to use up scraps as well ... which I have a TON of!! :)

I wrote the instructions using the card from Oct. 1st as the example ("Stack of Gifts").  After I finished the tutorial, I made another card using this fun technique with a digital stamp I bought from Wax Fruit Company.  Hope you like.

"Yellow Crocus"

Stamps:  Crocus (Wax Fruit Company digital stamps)
Paper:  Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, assorted retired DP (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  computer, scissors, Tombow Glue, adhesives and dimensionals

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I printed the digital stamp three times (once on Whisper white cardstock and once on both of the designer papers).  I cut out the leaves and petals from the designer papers and glued them on top of the image printed on the Whisper White cardstock.  I cut the cardstock down to size and framed it with a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.

I cut a 1" strip of both designer papers (the green one is about 1/2" shorter than the yellow).  I cut a front card panel from Whisper White cardstock and mounted onto a card base of Old Olive cardstock.  I mounted the strips of designer paper on the left-hand side, overlapping them slightly.  I mounted the the main image overlapping the green strip and popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

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