April 7, 2010

Hi everyone! As many of you know I'm this month's guest designer for Bugaboo Stamps and it's my turn to post a tutorial. I decided to do an easy technique called paper piecing. I think we tend to forget about this technique with digi images and it's such a great way to add some interest and detail; it's also a great alternative to coloring your images.

Basically, paper piecing is the cutting out of part of an image using various pieces of patterned paper and cardstock, and then putting them back together to form the image.

For this technique you will actually be printing out your digi image twice; once onto your main color card stock (I used white in my example) and then again onto the pattern paper that you've selected. If you are using 12" x 12" pattern paper you may need to cut it down so that it fits in your printer. Also, it is important that both of your printed images are the same size.

Once your images are printed you need to decide what part of the image you would like to paper piece. In my example I've decided to cut out the umbrella and the boots.
When cutting out your images you will want to try and stay just outside of the black lines this way you will still be able to see your image once your pieces are cut. Here is what I have once I've finished cutting out the umbrella and boots part of my image.

Next you can color in your image however you would like. In my example I used my markers to color in my turtle image. There is no need to color in the parts that you will be piecing, they will be covered up.

Once your coloring is finished all you need to do is to place some adhesive on the back side of your cut out pieces and then place them over top of your main image. You'll want to try and line up your pieces so that they match with your original image. If your pieces are small it may be easier to use a glue pen.

Now that your image is finished you can assemble and complete your card or project.

Although I used the same patterned paper for both the umbrella and the boots, you can use different patterned paper if you would like. All you need to do is to print out your image onto each piece of pattern paper or card stock that you would like to use.

Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Image- Turt Umbrella
Card Stock
: White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Barley Banana, SU pattern paper
Supplies: Ribbon, Button, Silver Spiral Clip, Cuttlebug, Paisley Embossing Folder, SU Markers, Scissors- for cutting
Technique: Dry Embossing, Paper Piecing

I also made this card for the Stamps R Us blog group that I belong to. Our challenge this month is to create a card or project with has anything to do with Showers- use an umbrella, an image with raindrops, or favors for any type of shower! Everyone is welcome to play along.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day! Pin It


Carrie said...

Great job paper piecing. Love this little turtle. Your card is fantastic, great layout and colors.

jimlynn said...

Great Patty! Thanks for the tutorial.....wonderful! And your card is darling.

Min @ Kaymin Kreations said...

Fantastic tutorial Patty! Your card is adorable! Don't you just LOVE piecing?! Question for you - how do you like using the SU Markers for coloring? I was thinking about copics, but your coloring with the SU Markers looks fabulous.....hmmmmm
Hugs & Happy Days!

Melissa S. said...

Patty, this is so darn cute. I don't do enough paper piecing and I love the way it looks. Thank you for shareing this with all of us.

sgc said...

Great tutorial! Love your card, Patty. Remember me from PIF images? It's wonderful having you as our guest designer on Bugaboo's DT.


Jenny said...

Great job on the tutorial Patty!! Layout of card is great!! I love this little Turtle!!

Paul said...

Great tutorial. I'm ashamed to say that I've yet to try paper piecing with digi images. Maybe I'll give it a go soon thanks to this simple tutorial.

Dora said...

O wow thanks for the tutorial.. that was very helpful and your card is awesome, I love it .. simple but so pretty xxx

Jodie Mackrell said...

wonderful technique Patty! thanks for sharing!

lcamacho said...

Oh how cute is this!I love it all.Thanks for the inspiration.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card and what a Fantastic tutorial you have posted- I have not tried this, so thanks for the visuals! Perfect challenge card!