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Less is More Recipe Week 72-Paper Piecing

This week's challenge over at Less is More is the Paper Piecing Technique.  This is a new one for me, and at first I read the challenge as paper pieRcing! It is Paper Piecing, no "R".

So what is paper piecing?  This is what I found on about.com:

"Papercraft paper piecing involves cutting pieces out from a design and layering them on paper. This is a versatile technique and easily adapted. Rubber stamps designs are often used for paper piecing projects. A design can be stamped several times on a piece of paper and then these can be cut and adhered to a project."

This is right up my alley since I am always looking for ways to use up my paper scraps!

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The images for this card were created in My Digital Studio and printed out on glossy white card stock.  I also created another page of just the balloons and printed them out as well.  I cut out the balloons creating a template, traced them onto some Designer Series Paper scraps and cut out.  Then, they were popped up on the main image using Dimensionals.  I also added some black twine for the strings tied to the back of the bicycle.  I used the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to punch 2 flowers for the spokes and added colored rhinestones. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Timeless and Patterned Party (My Digital Studio downloads)

Paper: Daffodil Delight, glossy white, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Itty Bitty Punch Pack, rhinestones, Sharpie pen, black twine, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

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