Paper Piecing Technique

Welcome to the Totally Techniques Blog Hop!

I’m Angela McFarlane from Gold Coast, Australia.

Each month our team chooses a different technique to feature and this month we will be showcasing the Paper Piecing Technique. This is quite a simple but fun technique to add a pop of colour to your projects.

Basically, you stamp your image on DSP, fussy cut it out then glue it onto another stamped image. Check out the process below.

At the end of my blog please ‘hop along’ to see all the different projects made by our talented team!

I chose the ‘In The Moment’ stamp set for my card because it has large images suitable for this technique and I’ve just had a lovely break away in Tassie visiting family and friends.

The sentiment in this set made me realise that’s just what I needed – a nice break and some time to relax.

Step 1

I chose a piece of Awash In Beauty DSP to stamp the image for my paper piecing.

I will be using the DSP for the hat, dress and wine in the glass. Notice the colour of the wine?

I enjoy a Merlot or Shiraz 😉

Step 2

I fussy cut – yes using scissors – the dress, hat and wine out of the stamped image on my DSP.

Try to cut inside the stamped lines as you will later glue the ‘paper pieced’ part onto another re-stamped image on your final piece – it’s sort of needs to fit like a jig saw puzzle.

I used very vanilla card stock, cut out with a stitched rectangle die and stamped my final image using Memento Black ink.

Step 3

Then I used my blending brush and Blamy Blue ink to add some background colour to my feature piece. I then glued (using Tombo) the ‘paper pieced’ parts onto the stamped image.

The Take Your Pick Tool was very handy for the small hat and wine to help position it in place correctly.

Step 4

I coloured the hair, arms and table using Stampin’ Blends before attaching the feature onto a slightly larger Very Vanilla Stitched Rectangle.

Step 5

The Gingham Textured Embossing Folder adds some texture to the Blushing Bride card stock on the second layer.

Step 6

I stamped the greeting, attached a piece of White Frayed ribbon -cut in half lengthways and popped on some dimensionals.

Step 7

The card is finished off with a little bit of bling using the Iridescent Rhinestones.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Paper Piecing card and feel inspired to have a play.

Please click on the next link and have a look at what the rest of our talented team has created for this month’s hop and enjoy!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, see you again soon.

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