Every Thursday here at blog is what I call my Stampin’ Up! Try it Out Thursday. The purpose of my Thursday posts are to look for different ways to use my Stampin’ Up! supplies. For today’s Try it Out Thursday, I’d thought I’d do a quick feature on paper piecing using my Bella Rose Designer paper. The rose pattern is so beautiful that I wanted to see what it would look like as the main image for my card. The only caution I have to give you when you are doing this technique is that you end up wasting a lot of your designer paper because you need to use a fairly big piece to be able to get all your different layers.Below I’ll show you a quick step-by-step on what I did.
Step 1: First I found the rose I wanted to cut out, and trimmed around it quite closely using my paper snips.
Step 2: I the went back to my DP and cut out three more layers for the rose, each successively smaller as you can see from the picture below. For the leaves, I cut out the part of each leaf that was shaded. I also cut out one of the small flowers and both buds.
Step 3: Once I had all the layers I wanted cut out, I proceeded to mount them to the main rose using Dimensionals. As you can see from the picture (sorry it turned out a bit blurry near the top) I have 3 layers on top of the rose, and one layer for the leaves and flowers.
Step 4: Decorate the remainder of your card as desired.
Stamps: Elegant Cheer
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose
Accessories: Paper piercer, foam mat, paper piercing template, stamp-a-ma-jig, wide olive grosgrain ribbon, stampin’ sponge