Saturday, August 12, 2023

Stamping Inkspirations August Blog Hop Paper Piecing Technique

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations August Blog Hop and this month we have been challenged to use the Paper Piecing technique. This fun technique is a great way to use up your scraps of designer series paper to step up your projects. Our talented Design Team will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to give this wonderful technique a try. 
For my card design, I chose to create a clean and simple birthday card using the Circle Sayings Bundle and the Bright & Beautiful 6"x6" Designer Series Paper. I chose to paper piece the cupcake image using different designs from the designer series paper to create the colorful look of the cupcake. To step up the design, I heat embossed the images of the cupcake and the sentiment with Gold embossing powder. The die cut Gold stars added the perfect finishing touch for this pretty birthday card. 
Products Used:
Circle Sayings Bundle (item #161355)
Beautiful Balloons Dies (item #161456)
Bright & Beautiful 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #161449)
Berry Burst Cardstock (item #144243)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Gold Foil Sheets (item #132622)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Berry Burst Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Stamped top of Cupcake image heat embossed & fussy cut
Stamped bottom of Cupcake image heat embossed & fussy cut
Basic White Cardstock
Large Circle punched out with the 2 3/8" Circle Punch
Cupcake image stamped and fussy cut
Gold Foil
Small Stars die cut with the Beautiful Balloons Dies
This really is a very simple birthday card to create and the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper helps create the wonderful colors in the focal cupcake image. I heat embossed the sentiment image with Gold embossing powder onto Basic White cardstock and then punched it out with the 2 3/8" Circle Punch. I stamped the cupcake image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and fussy cut it out with Paper Snips. I then stamped the top of the cupcake on one design of designer series paper and the bottom of the cupcake on a different design and heat embossed them both with Gold embossing powder to help the images stand out. I then fussy cut both of the images and adhered them to the stamped cupcake image on the Basic White cardstock. I attached the cupcake to the center of the sentiment circle with Stampin' Dimensionals and adhered it to the center of the card front. To embellish the card front, I added several Gold stars of different sizes that I die cut using the Beautiful Balloons Dies. I love the texture and color that the designer series paper adds to this card design. Paper Piecing is a fun technique and a great alternative to traditionally coloring your images.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to give this fun technique a try and see what beautiful projects you can create with it. Paper Piecing is a wonderful way to use your designer series paper to add some color and texture to your designs.
Now it's time to visit Karen's blog and see what she has created to share with us. Just click on the Next button below or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. The gold embossing is such a nice touch. I love how you pieced the cupcakes! I must try it myself!

  2. Piecing the cupcake elements works so well, and I will try it too. Heat embossing is always a winner!

  3. Such a cute card Trisha, the Bright & Beautiful dsp works s well with this image x

  4. So cute! I love the your paper pieced cupcake!

  5. I love the gold embossing on your card! perfect choice of paper for the cupcake liner!!

  6. Simple and effective, and the thermal embossing is a real bonus!

  7. Great choice of DSPs for this fun celebration piecing! Love the gold embossing for an added wow! x