Paper piecing

Debra Burgin Razzleberry On the GrowThis was one of my projects from the recent blog hop.  Do you know how to paper piece?  (This is not to be confused with paper piercing, which is poking holes in paper — something we also do regularly!)

It’s a simple process — until you start the cutting!  Select your patterned paper and stamp the image on it.  Then cut out the image.  (Now that is simple, isn’t it?)  You don’t even have to be particularly careful about the stamped lines, because you will have matching ones on the image you’ve stamped on the plain panel.  If you accidentally shave off a bit of a line while cutting, it’s OK.

Meanwhile, you have stamped the identical image on a plain panel.  When the patterned piece is cut out, adhere it over the plain panel, watching alignment very carefully.

If you’ve never tried this, you may want to try a larger image to work with.  The line flower images from Fabulous Florets and Flower Fest would be terrific to work with.

Stamps:  On the Grow (Summer Mini), En Français (p. 142)

Ink:  StazOn Jet Black, VersaMark, assorted markers and Watercolor Wonder Crayons

Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Naturals Ivory, Watercolor Paper, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (still available!), Designer Series Paper Pack — In Color (Hostess), Basic Gray

Other:  Big Shot and Tasteful Trim die (still available!), Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (White), Pinking Hearts Border punch, Designer Button (Subtles), 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Rich Razzleberry), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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