Paper Piecing Tutorial
Paper piecing is a technique that can add lots of dimension to your stamped creations. Another great thing about paper piecing is that you can easily match the colors on the piece, because you’re using in most cases the same papers for your paper piecing as you are on the rest of the card. Want to know how to do it? Here goes…
Start with a stamp set that has large sections that can be used for the paper piecing. The “Think Big” set by Artful INKables is perfect for paper piecing. The sections we are going to work on in this tutorial are the little girl’s shirt and jeans.
Here is a photo of the card I’m going to make. You’ll see that the stamped image has been stamped simply with black ink (I like VersaFine Onyx) on a white panel.
I chose kraft paper and some patterned paper (“Basic Grey Wisteria”) for my paper piecing, and I stamped the image on each of the 2 papers.
Next, cut out the pieces you’re going to use. In this case I cut out the jeans from the kraft paper and the shirt from the patterned paper. Attach them to the main image as shown.
Color the rest of your image (including the paper pieces, if you’d like), and embellish the front of the card. Here’s the end result: