Today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge is a very cool technique challenge! This week Repeat Rock Star, Harriet Skelly is challenging you all to create a card using the paper piecing technique.
What is paper piecing? It’s a really fun technique that can add some pizazz and dimension to your rubber stamping projects. Basically you are using pieces of paper to fill in parts of your stamped design rather than coloring them in.
First stamp your chosen image onto your background card. Then re-stamp the same image onto the colored or patterned paper you wish to use as the “filler”. Cut out the pieces you want to use and layer it onto your base card image. When assembling your pieces you might also adhere some of the pieces with dimensionals to give your card more depth. An added bonus… paper piecing is also a great way to use up all those scrap pieces of patterned paper!
Check out this fantastic card Harriet created to get us started. Such detail work and the patterned paper really makes those tulips pop! She used one of my most favorite stamps too! 😀
“DCC511” card created by Harriet Skelly.
So a few days ago Harriet shared this inspiration card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards using her chosen technique. Check out all the spectacular cards they came up with! Fab-u-lous!
“DCC511” card created by Miriam Napier.
“DCC511” card created by Darsie Bruno.
“DCC511” card created by Robin Kirkpatrick.
“DCC511” card created by Karen Hasheck.
“DCC511” card created by Lynette Neus.
“DCC511” card created by Makiko Jones.
“DCC511” card created by Joy Hadden.
“DCC511” card created by Dawn Bennett.
“DCC511” card created by Michele Greenwood.
Now we’d love for you to play along with us!
Here are all the details…
1. Create any card using using the paper piecing technique. Remember, your card does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would reeeally love to see them! 😀 Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
2. Post your DCC card on your blog or online gallery and be sure to reference Repeat Impressions DCC511 Designer’s Choice Challenge. Then link it here with the inlinkz widget below. (Please provide a direct link to your post, not the entire blog.)
3. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, May 24th at 5PM EST.
4. On May 25th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and announce the winner of our May DCC’s. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!
Don’t forget… we also have a Sketch Challenge going on right now. Have you uploaded your card yet? There’s still time to play along! Submissions are open until May 17th at 5pm EST. Please follow this link to my M411 Sketch Card Challenge post for all the details and inspiration.
Thanks so much for visiting with us this week! We hope we’ve inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your paper pieced card linked here very soon!