Saturday, 7 June 2008

By Land - Paper Piecing

I just wanted to pop up a pic of a card I recently made. This one uses the Paper Piecing concept, where you stamp the same solid image on several different pieces of DSP or coloured cardstock, then you cut different bits out of the different colours/patterns and piece the image back together...clear as mud hey?

Here is the card...I think you'll get my drift!

A picture's worth a thousand words!

The colours are: Briliant Blue, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. I have used the Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Brilliant Blue Prints Designer Series Paper to paper piece the truck image from the By Land stamp set. I cut the different pieces out using a Craft Knife and Self Healing Mat. I then stuck the truck on a piece of Whisper White using the two-way glue pen. In the workshop we actually stamped one fo the faces from the All In The Family stamp set on the Whisper White so it was looking out through the truck window.

The Whisper White is then layered on Old Olive. This whole piece is mounted on Dimensionals on the Pumpkin Pie layer. I used the paper piercer, mat and template from the Crafter's Toolkit to mark out dots around the edge of the Pumpkin PIe layer, then punched out the circular holes using the 1/4" Circle Punch. This layer is also then mounted up on Dimensionals above another Whisper White layer and the whole lot is stuck on the background Brilliant Blue cardstock with Sticky Strip (thought it could use some heavy duty sticking power ;-). I have stamped the Brilliant Blue layer using the Rough texture Jumbo Wheel in Brilliant Blue. The Happy Birthday sentiments is stamed in Whisper White Craft Ink, and is from the Its Your Birthday?? stamp set (if this is not its real should be!).

The number four is from a retired numbers set...probably Classic Numbers, and it has been stamped on Whisper White in Brilliant Blue and punched out using the 3/4" Circle Punch. It has been layered atop a piece of Brilliant Blue, punched using the 1" Circle Punch, and the whole thing mounted up on ANOTHER Dimensional.

Have a good weekend everyone!

1 comment:

tracy said...

Wow, what a lot of work! That little boy is going to be lucky to get that card :) He will love it.

I did some paper piecing on one of my cards and had a lot of fun with it - but definately not that detailed! Looks like you had a lot of fun - just like putting a jigsaw puzzle together really isn't it? I see in the catalogue that they also use it with paint for the walls.