Hello everyone, Francine here!
Today it's my turn for another MIM. I really enjoy paper piecing so I want to show you how to paper piece an All That Scraps digital stamp to add dimension and texture on your projects.
Supplies you’ll need:
- All That Scraps digital stamp
- Design paper
- Smooth cardstock compatible with alcohol based inks like Copic markers (but you can also do it with watercolor paper)
- Regular copy paper
- Removable double sticky tape or masking tape/transparent adhesive tape
- Glue pen
- Sharp scissors
- Other usual cardmaking supplies to create your card
First, choose a digital stamp in the shop or on your computer. For this project, I used Garden Girl Gertie DIGI (Sweet November Stamps). Be sure the areas you want to paper piece are not too small because it could be difficult to cut and assemble. Adjust the size of your digi image to fit your needs.
Now print your digi stamp two times (and take notes of how your printed paper comes out because later, you’ll need to be able to lay your paper down in the same position):
1. on one sheet of smooth cardstock or watercolor paper (this is the base image you’ll need to assemble your paper piecing),
2. on one sheet of regular print paper.
Cut a big enough piece of design paper to cover the part you want to paper piece. Then tape your patterned paper over your digi on the regular print paper sheet. To do that, you can use removable double sticky tape (that’s what I usually do) OR masking tape/transparent adhesive tape. It’s very important to adhere for sure the top of the design paper that goes into the printer first! Personally, I’ve never had problems with jam. Put this paper again on your printer and print the same image out.
Your paper piece is ready to be cut ! Use sharp scissors.
To give a beautiful finished appearance and to keep the outlines, run a black marker around the edges.
Final step: color your base image with your alcohol markers (I did it with Copic markers) or Distress Inks if you use watercolor paper. And only then glue the cut-out piece on the base image. Make sure to add enough glue but not too close to the edges! Finish your layout. You can match your paper pieced image to your background paper as I did. Here is my card:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Thank you for stopping by.
Wish you a creative day!