Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Focus....Paper Piecing Challenge!

Hello! It's Faith here! With it being just days away from our April Release, our Friday Focus shares a tip and will give you a chance to win all three of the sets to be released next week! Stay tuned for the details at the end of this post!

Today's Friday Focus is Paper Piecing. I love to paper piece and have made a simple tutorial for you.

For this technique you will need:
I Love Roses Stamp Set
Noir Black Palette Hybrid Ink
Patterned paper (I used Basic Grey's Urban Praire)
Scissors
Markers to coordinated with papers

Stamp the images in the Noir Black Palette Hybrid Ink onto the designer papers.

Highlight areas on the image with marker.


Cut out the darker image.
Cut out the colored image, cutting away some of the outter layers of the rose.
Use pop dot to RAISE the smaller image.

Here you can see the raised area.


Color in ONE side of each of the leaves.
Cut out leaves and layer under the rose.

Swing Into Spring Challenge!
Do you want to use a little of your creativity to get your hands on all three newly released sets? All you have to do is make a card with a little paper piecing on it! Upload to SCS with the keyword FLLCAPR or leave a comment here on this post. We can't wait to see what you piece together! We'll accept entries until Friday, April 10th at 5PM CST. A winner will be drawn from all the entries during our RELEASE PARTY which is set for April 10th from 8 to 10 PM CST!! WOO-HOO!!!!!! Can't wait for that!

Please visit the other DT blogs to see their Paper Piecing Masterpieces!
Have a GREAT DAY!
Happy Stampin'!
Faith

54 comments:

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Beautifully Brilliant!

Bastelfrosch said...

This card is wonderful!!!
Annette

Cindy said...

Thanks for doing this tutorial...I always love learning new things!

Donna M Ceroll said...

everyone PP so differently . it's great to see others take on the same image

Shirley said...

Beautiful card, Faith. I just love how you colored on the paper. Thanks for all the inspiration. Great tutorial, too!
Shirley L.
Roseville, Ca
shirlee@surewest.net

Sarah said...

I paper pieced this card
http://sarahspapertray.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-first-ever-card-for-sketch.html
But it pales in comparison to yours! Beautiful card.

leenda said...

Fabulous tutorial Faith! I like how you colored the leaves.

Becky said...

This is beautiful, though I have done this technique I never thought of coloring the paper :) :), that's why I love coming by here, I learn so much.

Anonymous said...

I just recently found your web site. It is wonderful. This card is gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Martha H.

Marthamh2@aol.com

nancy littrell said...

OMG Faith, your paper pieced rose is absolutely stunning! I can't wait to play your challenge. TFS your wonderful tutorial too :-)

Jeanne Forsyth said...

This is a beautiful card, and the tutorial was great - TFS

Christine said...

This is the first time I have paper pieced so I kept it simple.

Here's my card.

Kay said...

Great tutorial, and beautiful sample.
Here is my card for the challenge:

http://willtradesleepforstamps.blogspot.com/2009/04/taylored-expressions-cupcake-challenge.html

Chrissie said...

Cards are great have posted min on scg hope I've done it right love Flourishes stamps especially sweet peas

inkedx2 said...

I played yesterday and here is what I came up with.

http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/2009/04/paper-piecing-fifth-avenue-floral.html

Robbie

Rosemary D said...

Beautiful card! I love paper piecing, it is so much fun! Here is a card I did some paper piecing on. I wish it was a Flourishs stamp, but alas, I have so few!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1290437?cat=500&ppuser=211071

Cheri Howard said...

I have to admit, paper piecing seems a bit daunting to me. I gave it a try on the card in my blog post (http://thepaperfreak.blogspot.com/2009/04/think-green.html) and in my SCS gallery (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1301480)

Rarinstamp said...

I love the tutorial and the rose card! So pretty and the colors....I would love to win all the stamp sets.
Here is one I did a while ago with paper piecing with one of my favorite stamp sets
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/862028?cat=500&ppuser=71424
Thanks for the chance:)

Jen said...

I played with my new sets yesterday and here is my piecing project...

http://jenalonso.typepad.com/fstop_memories/2009/04/timeless-tuesday.html

Phyllis Long said...

Stunning rose!!

MeMe said...

This card is beautiful. You are all so talented.

Charlette said...

Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial, I love paper piecing and the rose was so great.

Deborah March said...

I'm not a big user of the paper piecing technique, but having just received my very FIRST Flourishes stamps order, I had to try! So here's my iris:

http://cardsandthings.blogspot.com/2009/04/friday-focus-over-at-flourishes-is.html

Marion Davis said...

I use this technique all the time but I never thought about using patterned paper under it. Thanks for pushing me outside my box.
Marion

Marion Davis said...

I do this all the time but never thought about using patterned paper as the foundation. Thanks for nudging me out of my box.

Marion Davis said...

I do this all the time but never thought of stamping on patterned paper. Thanks for nudging me out of my box

Connie said...

Great tutorial, Faith!! I love paper piecing!!

Here is my card:

http://cmc2stamp.blogspot.com/2009/04/sc223-fllcapr-paper-pieced-easter.html

alica said...

I was really inspired by the tutorial so I made 2 cards instead of one :) here is the link:
Paper pieced cards

blsewcrafty said...

Beautiful!

Keri Brown said...

How cool that we could win all 3 sets. How wonderful would that be? Thank you so much for the opportunity and what a wonderful tutorial Faith... :)

Anonymous said...

Love the new violet set !! So beautiful !I am looking forward to seeing all the releases -- Yahoo more stamps

Cindy said...

This is a card I did with several paper pieced elements. It's my favorite thing to do right now. Can wait to get the new swing set set - it is gorgeous. Here is my card:
http://myosotiscreations.blogspot.com/2009/03/happy-birthday-pink-cat-studio.html

Anonymous said...

Love this card!!!! Absolutely fabulouse!!!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Oh, this is so exciting! I hope I can put together a card before the deadline!

BTW - Your card is beautiful!!!

Abby said...

I love Flourishes stamps and couldn't pass up the chance to try and win a few more for my collection. I couldn't decide on which to enter so here are two:

http://abbysgarden.blogspot.com/2009/04/sweet-peas-in-garden.html

http://abbysgarden.blogspot.com/2009/03/red-roses-in-bloom.html

Thank for the chance to win:)

devlinwhite designs said...

This is my card for the paper piecing challenge:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1307004?cat=12776&si=WT213

I don't have any Flourishes stamps at the moment but I'm hoping that will change soon as my birthday is coming up... lol!

Crystal said...

Paper piecing isn't my first go-to technique but I had fun with this . I've uploaded to SCS and also on my blog. Thanks for the beautiful tutorial !

Anita said...

Faith, Great tutorial.

Here is my card.

http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/04/pink-daffodil.html

newenglandstamper said...

Fabulous tutorial, Faith. Here's mine:
http://www.newenglandstamper.com/my_weblog/2009/04/paper-piecing-challenge.html

nancy littrell said...

WhooHoo, I just uploaded my FLLCAPR Paper Pieced easter egg card. I love the results and most of all would love to win your new gorgeous violet sets.

My cards on my SCS gallery..nancy littrell: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1307382?cat=500&ppuser=18672

Trina said...

Great tutorial. I love how my card turned out. You can see it here
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1307459?cat=500&ppuser=210555
Thanks for inspiring me!

MeMe said...

Beautiful card.

Desiree de Monye said...

Here's my card: http://desiree-at-play.blogspot.com/2009/04/pieced-and-pierced.html
My first time paper piecing... so it definitely isn't as beautiful as the many other cards I've seen. But with the right sets and some practice, who knows maybe I'll get good at it! I am loving all the cards I've seen with the new Flourishes sets. Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Faith....I love paper piecing...and did it for the first time with this card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1307733?nocache=1

Thank you for the opportunity to play for the new releases - I am a FLOURISHES convert!!!
Lovely Linda
lovlinda@tpg.com.au

Teri said...

Wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial. Love the coloring.

Anonymous said...

Just slipping in with another card for the 'Swing into Spring' Challenge....I love paper piecing and wonder why I didn't try it a long time ago - it is so-o-o effective. Here is my second card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1307906?cat=500&ppuser=179849

Thank you for looking for this great opportunity and thank YOU
for looking!

Lovely Linda
lovlinda@tpg.com.au

Barbara said...

Paper piecing is one of my favorite things to do so I love this challenge! Gorgeous card, Faith! Here's mine (it's in the gallery at SCS, too):

Thanks

Ravengirl said...

I love what you did with those roses! Amazing! I chose an easier set for me to paper piece and here it is: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1307922?cat=500&ppuser=156271

Thanks!

Dawn Frost said...

I've never stamped an image on designer paper before, actually never thought of it. Thanks for sharing!

Maggie said...

Loved the tutorial!
I don't have a blog, so this link ( http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c20/maggie_mae_1961/valfave.jpg ) will take you to a photobucket pic. I paper pieced the heart. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy!

kreativeimagination said...

Beautiful card. Love the tutorial. I am not artistic but I would love to learn about paper-piecing.
Here is my card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1308008?cat=500&ppuser=196932

thanks
syeda

Cook22 said...

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1308029?cat=13869
Just making it in on the last day. Sorry I didn't have any suitable Flourishes stamps for this one.

nancy littrell said...

Our kids have been visiting, but I got my paper pieced Easter Egg card uploaded last night just in time for your wonderful challenge. Leslie's tutorial was so helpful too.

My Paper Pieced Egg: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1307382?cat=500&ppuser=18672

Charmaine said...

Here's my card
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1308349?cat=500&ppuser=140401

Thanks for looking.

Charmaine