Today I am here to share a fun stamping technique, Paper Piecing, which is ideal for putting to good use those pieces of scrap paper you just can’t get yourself to throw out. It is also great to use on brand new printed digital paper. If you are not familiar with Paper Piecing, you are probably wondergng what paper piecing is and the best way I can explain it to you, is like painting by numbers. Instead of paint to cover up your image, you use patterned paper and in this tutorial I’m going to be using digital patterned paper…let me just tell you that it was a very hard decision narrowing down which pack to use on this project, but I did it.
I wanted to share my top three favorite things about paper piecing before I get started.
- Great way to use scraps
- Gives your image a unique look
- You are able to add pattern and texture to your stamped image in a way that you would not have been able to do otherwise
First thing first, here’s a photo of the finished project
Supplies you’ll need:
- Outline Stamp (I used The Greeting Farm’s Rain, Snow, Shine Stamp Set)
- Digital Paper Pack (I used Karla Dudley Designs’ Artist In Me Paper Pack)
- Card Stock
- Adhesive – I suggest something with a micro tip for more control
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Markers (I used Copics)
Select and print out the digital patterned papers you are going to work with. Keep in mind that you will only be using a tiny bit so I suggest you utilize your canvas wisely and add as many patterns as possible. I went ahead and made a collage, it looks like this.
Stamp your image on your card stock and cut out it however you wish. Here I used Curved Rectangles Nestabilities dies to cut out and emboss my image.
Stamp the same image onto the patterned papers.
Cut the section of the image you want from each patterned paper.
Color the section of the image you will not be covering with patterned paper.
Adhere the patterned paper pieces over the main image.
Adhere the paper pieced image onto your card front and you’re done! Decorate as you wish. Here is my finished card again.
Hope you have fun trying out this technique and thanks so much for stopping by!
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- A Carrot Treat - March 7th, 2011
- The Perfect Embellishment - Paper Roses - January 3rd, 2011
- Great Things Come In Small Packages - December 29th, 2010
- Deck The Halls With Some Digital Cheer! - December 6th, 2010
- Hostess Thank You Gift - October 30th, 2010