Monday, March 17, 2008

Paper Piecing

Happy Monday!

I've seen a lot of projects that use paper piecing lately, so I thought it would make a great tutorial for this week. Paper piecing is a quick and easy way to add detail to your stamped images.

The first thing you need to do is choose an image, preferably a line image. Then choose some designer printed paper. Stamp your main image on neutral cardstock and then stamp it again on your desinger paper. Here I used some left over paper from the Creative License Simply Scrappin' Kit. I cut the cracked egg from the DSP and pieced that over the cracked egg on my main image. To finish off my little chicky, I colored him yellow and added detail to his beak, feathers, and feet with an orange marker.

My finished card uses the weekend sketch challenge on Beate's blog, Fresh and Fun. My son's new favorite color is orange so I wanted his Easter card to be bold and bright. I'm happy to say that this card was made entirely by using scrap papers. Remember to keep them, they do come in handy sometimes. Happy Stamping!! :)

Recipe: Stamps: A Good Egg Cardstock: Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Creative License DSP. Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Photo Corners Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Brads, Ribbon, White Gel Pen.

14 comments:

elisa said...

Love the little chicky.x

Erin... said...

Love his little shell!! paper piecing is my favorite!!

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous card sooo cute ,love it .Dawnx

Andrea, said...

This is so cute, love the little chick and those papers are just gorgeous

Alexandra said...

Totallly cute Denise! I love paper piecing and do it a lot! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Catherine said...

too cute!

beate said...

Adorable card. The striped egg reminds me of a onesie.
Hugs and smiles

Stacy said...

Very cute, I love that set. I really need to try that technique.

LuvCraftn said...

Love it, love it, love it!! I would never have given this stamp set a second glance, but I have seen come great cards using that little guy! This is one of them! :-) Have a gret week!

britta said...

ooh so sweet!

Cassie said...

What a cute card Denise!! I love how you have his little head in that scallop accent!

Samantha Esqueda said...

Thsi is too adorable- hum reminds me of someone- oh yeah you!!!
I am so gladd we are BFF's- even though Tina says you are her BFF first- We both adore you! Thanks for all your love-
Can you let me know how you put your topper on your blog- the Happy Stamping????

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

This looks like such a fun card! Very, very cute! You win the prize!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh this is really lovely. So cute.