Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Paper Piecing fun!

Hello everyone and a very happy Tuesday to you all!
I wanted to share a fun technique that is being featured on The Pink Elephant's blog, both as a tutorial and as a challenge!
Paper Piecing is a great alternative to coloring, especially when you want an image to have patterns as part of the design. For today's tutorial, I am using an image from The Greeting Farm named Fleur Anya. {This week's TPE Paper Piecing challenge happens to be sponsored by this wonderful company too!}

First, choose an image that has a nice area to paper piece. You want to avoid little edges and lines, as it can be quite tedious to cut around. Stamp (or print) your image:

Next step, color in the areas that will not be pieced over. This is where you have a bit more leeway if you color outside of your lines, as the designer papers will cover any mistakes!

Now take that same image and stamp or print it on a patterned piece of paper, it is a bit hard to see but it is on that black and white paper to the left:

Trim around the edges as best as you can, then adhere it directly on to the image...voila! Now Anya has a pretty printed dress:
I made a handful of these cards for an SCS swap that I was in:

And here is the final result:

Now it's your turn to show us some fun paper piecing creations! Be sure to link up your work using ANY image {here} on this post for your chance to win a 4x6 set from The Greeting Farm. Thank you so much for coming by today, have a great day! xoxoxo


Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Mimi said...

Gorgeous card Joni! Love the colors and dp! Thanks for the tutorial... gotta try it now! ;)

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE these cards with the pop of red against the black and white! I always love to paper piece an image!