I like learning new techniques, particularly when they don’t require a lot of know-how!! I was looking at the Hero Arts Club Blog earlier this week and found out about paper piecing.
Now, I’ve always thought (or assumed!) that paper piecing was simply about using lots of different layers of paper on your card. I was wrong, or at least I was wrong in this case – perhaps other people do use that term for layers on cards.
Anyways, on the Hero Arts Club blog they used paper piecing to mean stamping a particular image on different pieces of paper and then cutting them out to make the one image. Well, I thought that was rather a good idea and so I took up the challenge given to us and made this trio of cupcakes!
I really do like this card and will most definitely be using this technique again – with this card I simply stamped the image three times, cut them all out and then put them back together again! (I also stamped the image underneath onto the base paper in order to give me a guide to put the bits back together).
It is a bit fiddly if you have small images but the effect is really quite good and you can use different patterned paper to create an effect that you just wouldn’t get using colouring pens or paints. By the way - there is still time to enter the paper piecing challenge on the Hero Arts Club Blog if you want the chance to win some prizes - deadline is Sunday night I think.