thin enough

Hello friends!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a tutorial for our NEW Challenge… Paper Piecing Party!  I immediately thought of the Thin Enough Set (4670) and wanted to give this gal a fun patterned wrap and towel. 

Ai paper piecing 5 diane zechman   

I have to admit, my favorite technique of all is Paper Piecing.  It’s quick, easy, and so much fun (especially with the Ai images)!  If you’ve never tried it, you will love this… let’s get started!

First I stamped my image onto a white die cut panel and then stamped it again onto my patterned paper using black ink.

Ai paper piecing 1 diane zechman

Next, cut out the parts of the image from the patterned paper that you want to have the pattern.  Hint: it is easier to cut with sharp, pointy scissors and by holding the scissors still and moving the paper.

Ai paper piecing 2 diane zechman

Now color the parts of your image that will not be covered with the patterned paper cut outs.

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After coloring, glue your patterned paper cut outs to your image.  (I like to use a Zig 2-Way Glue pen to control the amount of glue and be able to get into small spaces).  I also colored the stripe on her wrap here with a brown marker. 

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Now add your paper pieced image to your finished card.  That’s it!  So fun.  :)

Ai paper piecing 5 diane zechman

Here’s a close up.

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Now it’s your turn to play along in our Paper Piecing Party Challenge!  Happy Stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Thin Enough Set (4670), paper- White, brown, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush, MME- Happy Day; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Blueprints 20, twine, rhinestones, foam dots, Zig 2-Way Glue pen.

3 responses to “thin enough

  1. This turned out so cute, Diane! Great mix of papers :o)

  2. Fantastic card, Diane!! I love your design, colors, and papers! Great tutorial too!

  3. What a fun card! Love your paper piecing. Lovely card design, Diane. But then, I love “Girlfriends” stamps. Need to start using the ones I have more often :-) Thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs ~ Lena

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