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Card Making Techniques: Paper Piecing Made Easy

Posted by Lori Williams

Use this simple card making technique to create beautiful layered images with your stamps.

Stamps can be so fun to work with but sometimes you want to do something than just coloring in the image, how about paper piecing? This is a great technique that will add a lot of different patterns and texture to your stamp images plus it's fun. So get those scissors and stamps out and let's get to it.

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  • Santoro Rubber Stamp - No 18 Poppy Wood
  • Graphic 45 Children's Hour 6 x 6 patterns and solids paper pad
  • Spellbinders Create a Flower- Peony
  • EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
  • Colorbox Black Archival Dye Ink Pad
  • Uni-ball White pen
  • US Artquest Mini Prills- Rock-n-Roll / Black
  • Water Color Pencils
  • BL389453 Rock-A-Blocks Stamping Block Set 4/Pkg-4"X6", 3"X4",
  • BLAIGDDC2 Art Institute Designer Glitter Glue - 2oz
  • BL539615 Prima Marketing Water Brush Pens 3 Pack

I'm so in love with collecting the Santoro mini stamps...Oh My Gosh they are so cute and fun plus it always gives me something to be on the hunt for. I thought I would share with you a great technique using one of these cuties. So pick your gal and let's get to stamping.

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I chose the poppy wood #18 stamp set and I'm using one of Graphic 45's pattern and solid pads. These are great for coordinating together but still giving you a lot of various patterns and colors.

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Stamp your image out three different papers. I love using Crafter's Companion Rock-Blocks as I always get a clean crisp image without any blank or uneven areas.

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Cut out the dress portion of the stamped image on one of the pieces of paper. Line the dress up with the main stamped image and glue the dress down with glue.

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Cut out her little tights and glue on.

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Highlight the striped tights using a Uni-Ball white pen. These are great pens that are very opaque so they are perfect for highlights or journaling.

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Color in the poppies with water color pencils and set.

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Stamp just her head on a sheet of the solid brown paper.

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Add highlights to her hair with watercolor pencils and set with a waterbrush. Cut the hair out after you've finished coloring.

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Line the hair up and glue down on the main image.

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Apply a light circle of watercolor pencil to her cheek and set with the waterbrush.

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Here is all of her coloring done and the main image has been mounted on a darker piece of cardstock with a 1/8" boarder all around. Leaving a small edge around a mounted piece really helps it to stand out.

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Add your image to your card to complete. I made some small handmade paper flowers to embellish the card a bit. Overall the card is fairly simple in design but really had much more detail work in it upon closer inspection. So sweet and fun.

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