I first hear about paper piecing from my mother. She was learning a new quilting technique and was thrilled to discover how fast paper piecing was compared to other methods. I really hadn't made the connection to paper crafts though, until I saw some on Pinterest. It opened up a whole new world of design for me.
This last weekend at the beach, I spent a lot of time working with the Beautiful You stamp set and a variety of designer series papers. I like them all, but the one using red and white Sending Love paper one is by far my favorite. She'd make a perfect Valentine's card for your mother, sister, or best friend.
Paper Piecing is a two-step process. First, stamp your image on cardstock. Then, stamp the same image onto designer series patterned paper. Carefully trim the parts you wish to keep, in this case, the dresses and hats, and adhere them directly to the image on the cardstock. I used Tombow liquid glue so I could have a little maneuverability to align the pieces just so.
Cutting and Measurements:
Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Whisper White
Layer 1: Real Red 5 3/8 x 4 1/8" Real Red
Layer 2: Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 3: Real Red 5 1/8 x 3 7/8"
Layer 4: Whisper White 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 5: Sending Love Designer Series Paper
Layer 6: White and Silver 3/8" metallic ribbon
Putting it All Together
1. Stamp images in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Layer 4 and onto designer paper. Cut images out of designer paper and adhere to cardstock images.
2. Adhere layers 1-5 and wrap ribbon around them, tying a bow in the lower right hand corner.
3. Adhere to base.
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