Sunday, January 18, 2009

Paper Piecing

Oooh, I like this! Well this is the first time I've tried this technique although I've seen it around, it's called Paper Piecing. Basically, you stamp your image onto plain card, then stamp it onto patterned paper and cut out the bits you want. The bits you cut out are then stuck onto your plain image instead of colouring in the usual way. So for my card I've stamped Splashing Nellie (she's gorge) onto plain card, then I've used paper piecing with DP for her umbrella, coat and boots. I think it gives a lovely effect, and I'm sure I'll be doing more of this technique! I'm entering this card into the Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge this week, as the theme is paper piecing!


I used:

* Sugar Nellie stamp "Splashing Nellie"
* Studio G Clear "Hello" stamp
* Dovecraft DP Amethyst
* Nestabilities (plain & scalloped circles)
* Bazzil Basics card (purple)
* Ribbon & Buttons from stash

Hope this has inspired you to do some paper piecing, if like me you've never tried it!

6 comments:

Dawn said...

Hi Shelly
thanks for stopping by!
Yup I think I could become addicted to paper piecing! Love this card with the lilac colours!
So cute!

Dawn

Bev said...

Shelly this is just adorable - love the colour combo. Your paper piecing is brilliant too
hugs Bev x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Shelly, wow what a beautiful card, the image is so sweet. I'm glad you've discovered paper piecing as it is so easy to do but looks so fab. There are some awards for you on my blog (hope you haven't had them yet). Hugs, Denise x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is so pretty Shelly, I love the gorgeous papers and your paper piecing of sweet Maggie is fab, Big Hugs, Nikki x

ella bella said...

gorgeous card Shelly love the colours you have used and the image is so sweet.
Tracy x

joey said...

Love love love this, gorgeous colours and super cute image. joey xxx