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Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Double Stacked" Paper Piecing

Today is my daddy's birthday
and we can hardly wait to celebrate with him!


Enjoy this little "Double Stacked" Paper Piecing tutorial.

Paper Piecing is my favorite way
to use the little truck image from "Loads of Love."
Begin by stamping two of the same images
in the same ink color but on different colors of card stock.

Trim each image using the Paper Snips for perfect percision.
As you trim each layer,
omit different details
you want to draw attention to once
the completed piece is finished.
For example, I want to draw attention to the tires
so I omit them from the top layer.
The Paper Piecing fun can continue
by stamping and trimming even more layers.
Another layer could have been added
to Daddy's truck in which
the windows could have been omitted.
The possibilities are endless!

Add a couple silver brads to the tires
of the bottom layer of card stock.  

Adhere the top layer image to the bottom layer image.
Paper Piecing complete!

I like to "double stack" my Dimensionals
when I Paper Piece an image.
The Paper Piecing itself really makes the image "pop."
But when the Dimensionals are
"Double Stacked,"
the images REALLY "pops."
IRL (in real life,)
because of the "Double Stacked" Paper Piecing,
Daddy's little truck looks like
it's about to drive right off his card
(and into his heart with lots of love!)

Be blessed!

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