Paper Piecing Technique

Paper-Pieced Sleeping Cat-Nacho Average Color Challenge #114

We have a soft and subtle color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average site:

Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, and Very Vanilla

Here's my contribution:

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I've been in an Iris Folding frame of mind lately. I came across this fun sleeping cat pattern by Maureen Sparrow on Pinterest .  Although Maureen created it as a quilting pattern, I immediately thought I could work it into an Iris Folded project.  I printed the pattern out on copy paper, reduced it to 65%, then printed it out again to use for my project.  After a couple of tries, I decided that I liked the plain Pool Party background rather than having the separate sections for the background as shown on the pattern.  

After I finished paper-piecing the sleeping cat, I embossed it using my Big Shot and an embossing folder to give it some texture and to make it look more like a quilt.

The greeting came from the My Digital Studio download Cute Cats.

Baked Brown Sugar was one of the colors in the challenge, but once I started on the project I realized that I didn't have ANY Baked Brown Sugar card stock on hand.  So, I switched gears a little bit and used Soft Suede.  I think it will be ok :)

So, it ended up not being an Iris Fold project.  It is more of a paper-pieced faux quilt project! It was a little time consuming, but fun to do.  I hope it will make you smile!

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Cute Cats (My Digital Studio download)

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar

Paper: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Park Lane Designer Series Paper

Accessories: My Digital Studio, printer, sleeping cat pattern, Big Shot, embossing folder (sorry, I can't remember what this one is called.  It is retired and isn't labeled with a name), sponge, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals, Basic Black marker

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Happy Stampin'!

Paper Pieced Vivid Vases

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For this card, I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Vivid Vases and the Paper Piecing technique.

Paper Piecing: Vivid Vases image was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Black Stazon ink. Vivid Vases images were stamped again on various pieces of Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.  The images were then cut out using scissors and layered onto the main image.

Stamp Sets: Vivid Vases

Ink: Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Gumball Green

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Blender Pens, Candy Dots

Happy Stampin'!