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April 2022

Paper Piecing Technique

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SU Watermark Card FrontThank you for hopping by to see my take on the Paper Piecing Technique.  I think the first time I saw this technique was using a chicken from a now retired stamp set.  I thought it a great way to add some color and depth to my cards.  I am featuring the In the Moment stamp set.  I was happy to see that this beautiful stamp set is being carried over to the new catalog.  

To create this card, I first stamped the image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Basic White card stock.  I used the light So Saffron Blend pen to color her hair and the skin tone Blends to color her legs and arms. 

SU Watermark Blends ColoringNext, using Fresh Freesia ink, I stamped the image on scraps of Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (gingham for the pants) and on Fresh Freesia card stock for the shirt.  Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, I stamped the pillows on a scrap of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper and the mug on a scrap of the New Horizons Designer Series Paper.  I fussy cut the pieces that I wanted from each of these images and adhered them to the original stamped image.

SU Watermark Pieces

SU Watermark Pillows
SU Watermark Pillows

SU Watermark Pillows SU Watermark Close Up of Card Front

Once I adhered all the pieces to the image, I layered it on a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  This layer was adhered to a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock that I embossed using the Gingham Embossing folder (how could I not use this folder when using the gingham pattern of Designer Series Paper).

I used some Basic White Twine (leftover from a Paper Pumpkin kit) and wrapped it around the embossed layer of card stock.  I thought this added just a bit more detail to the card.

SU Watermark Card Front

I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Basic White card stock and adhered this layer to a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  This piece was than adhered to the embossed layer, directly over the twine.

I adhered this complete layer to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.  I added a few Iridescent Rhinestones to finish off the front of the card.

Finally, I adhered a piece of Basic White card stock to the inside of my card so that I could write a note.  I think this layer on the inside creates a more finished looking card.

Here are the measurements for my card:

Fresh Freesia card stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"

Fresh Freesia card stock - 4" x 5 1/4" - emboss with the Gingham embossing folder

Gorgeous Grape card stock - 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"

Gorgeous Grape card stock - 1 1/2" x 2 1/8"

Basic White card stock - 3" x 3"

Basic White card stock - 1 3/8" x 2"

Basic White card stock - 4" x 5 1/4" - inside of card

Scraps of Designer Series Paper

Here is a list of the products I used to make my card.  The Designer Series Papers I used will be retiring on May 2nd, but you can choose other designs should these not be available.

Product List

I hope my card inspired you to try this technique.  Be sure to hop over to see all the other creations from the amazing demonstrators participating in this blog hop.  To view XXXXX's  creation, click the next button.

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Here is a list of the other demonstrators participating in this Creator's Choice Technique Blog Hop with links to their pages:

JoAnn Pollock

Carole Garrison (you are here)

Kristie Wilson

Mackenzie Grimme

Vickie Littlewood