The Paper Piecing Technique in card making is adding colorful and patterned paper to a stamped image.
When it is paired with the images in Beautiful You, it's kinda like playing paper dolls when you were a child but with a grown up appeal.
And by using the patterned pieces found in Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper ( found in this month's sneak peek bundle from Stampin' Up!), the images now have a bold, colorful look.
The Paper Piecing Technique is easy to do.
Stamp your image onto a neutral piece of card stock. For this card, I stamped the woman with the umbrella image on Very Vanilla card stock using Basic Gray ink.
Then, I stamped her body and umbrella on different patterned Eastern Palace DSP using Basic Gray ink.
For her dress, I used the deep colored, Fresh Fig lined pattern. I think this is going to be one of my new favorite colors!
For the umbrella, I used the fun Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim polka dot pattern.
Then, with a pair of scissors, I cut out the individual pieces.
Then, it is just a matter of piecing them onto the stamped image. You can pop them up with Dimensionals if you'd like.
I popped up the umbrella but decided to use SNAIL Adhesive for the dress.
With the images in Beautiful You, the possibilities are endless for the Paper Piecing Technique. You can make different "outfits" to match the mood of the card. Or use your recipient's favorite colors.
See, just like playing with paper dolls!
And what is the Eastern Palace Suite anyway?
Stampin' Up! is offering customers a sneak peek of the bold and exotic product found in the Eastern Palace Suite before the release of the Annual Catalog on June 1.
Two bundles will be available for purchase May 1-31.
While the a la carte items will be available in the upcoming catalog, the bundles are exclusive to the Sneak Peek period.
These bundles consist of a new stamp set, thinlit dies, Designer Series Paper, accessories and 3 of the 5 new In Colors: Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime, and Tranquil Tide!
And depending on the bundle, SU! will include a gift of Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes OR Very Vanilla thick card stock and envelopes.
Stamp Set: Beautiful You
Ink: Basic Gray, Dapper Denim
Paper: Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig, Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper
Accessories: scissors, Dimensionals