Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PIECING PAPER (AND MORE IN COLOR INSPIRATIONS!)

Yes, you read that post title correctly - we are talking about "piecing" (as in pieces of paper laid out in an arrangement), not "piercing" (which would be a topic for another day). This may be a stamped image that is cut into pieces and reassembled like a puzzle, or pieces of patterned paper and/or stamped images organized into an array.

You have seen examples of this already in my post of samples casing Deanna Hibbert's Postcard/Postage Due collage cards. That is where I got the idea for this first sample which is the main image from "Postage Due" (stamped, sponged and colored a bit with markers) punched out with the Postage Stamp Punch and reassembled (that is, pieced back together).

The next sample is three stamped rectangles and some punched trim pieces arranged to create a 3-tiered cake on a stand! I used the Corner Rounder punch on the corners. The trim on the layers is the "negative" edge of the Finishing Touches Framelit trim used for the cake stand platform. The base of the stand is a little rectangle of card stock with two corners punched off with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.
 
HAPPY CAKE DAY: Age Awareness set (photopolymer);
2014-16 In Color Markers; Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist & Lost Lagoon ink pads;
Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist and Whisper White cardstock.
 While using the framelit to cut the decorative trim for the stand is easy (especially if you have the Magnetic Platform), cutting the extra piece you need to trim all the layers is a bit trickier. If that is too fussy for you, then just sponge ink on the edges instead, or punch a scallop edge trim.

The last sample for today uses the Hexagon Punch to created a paper-pieced flower. I stamped patterned hexagons using the "Six-Sided Sampler" set, however you could also use patterned DSP. My "bee happy" message hexagons were stamped with images from "Honeycomb Hello."

BEE HAPPY HEXAGON FLOWER
Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana & Hello Honey inks; Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana & Whisper White cardstock; Vintage Faceted Button colored with Coastal Cabana Blendabilties marker; Baked Brown Sugar Thick Twine
Isn't the button lovely? The new Blendabilities alcohol markers will work to color buttons! 

Come back tomorrow to see more samples of pieced paper, this time used with the "Perfect Blend" coffee cup and the Moonlight DSP assortment.

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