Sunday, May 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Paper Piecing Treetops

Life is 'very' Good!  

I'm so happy to show off this cute little card using several different stamp sets and a fun technique called 'Paper Piecing'.

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting the “Paper Piecing” Technique as shown on page 27 in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from Rebecca Sorge's blog, you are on the right track! This technique is highlighted with the FanFare paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop.

If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below. If not, please continue onto Tonya Whitehurst's blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique.  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Here's a quick run-down of how I created the tree and another way to Paper Piece a stamped image together.  First, determine what image you want to add more color variation to.  In this case, the tree definitely does not want to be all green or all brown.  The trunk should be brown, but the leaves should be green, right?  So here is what you do.

First stamp your image in all the different colors needed.  Notice how I did not need to stamp the trunk of the tree with Topiary or Pear inks!

Next, cut each image out making sure your bottom layer is the complete stamped image in order to 'build' your finished image on top.  Notice how closely you will want to trim your images, as well.

This shows the pieces layered upon one another.

I can't help myself... I love using 3-D Foam Tape on every bitty thing!

Close-up image of the final paper pieced tree.  Stinkin' cute, if I do say so myself :)  Feel free to 'color outside the lines' when you put your image as the focal point.  Notice how my tree extends outside the matted box... really, it's ok to do!  LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your hopping experience with us today!!!

Supply List - Visit my website to get what you really want!

X7138B FanFare Level 2 Paper Packet
D1465 Fill In the Blank stamp set
C1368 Treetops stamp set
C1459 Stitched Together stamp set
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Z2114 Cocoa Ink (and sponge)
Z2155 Topiary Ink
Z2197 Pear Ink
Z2192 Pacifica Ink (my favorite new blue)
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green assortment
Z1297 Edge Distressor Tool (only $2.50!)
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape (Gotta have this!)


  1. Great tutorial of how you paper pieced the tree! Your card is darling.

  2. hee/hee Cute, Teri! Love what you did with this!


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