Saturday, November 2, 2019

Dimension with Paper Layers using Good Morning Magnolia

Today's project shows an easy way to create dimension as well as advocating for one of my favorite must-have craft tools.  The technique is paper-layering and the must-have tool is my paper snips.

card with paper piecing using imagery from Stampin'UP!'s Good Morning Magnolia stamp set

The card itself if very clean and simple, yet also very elegant. The elegance comes from the stark color contrast and the gold embossing. The paper piecing adds one more subtle way to catch the eye.

paper piecing using imagery from Stampin'UP!'s Good Morning Magnolia stamp set

To be effective you need to choose an image that has some layers.  The flower in the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set was perfect.
  • I stamped and gold embossed it 3 times. Once on the green and twice on the pink.  
  • The pink flower was then cut out and adhered to the green base
  • Then I trimmed just part of the flower and adhered it with Dimensionals (little double-sticky bits of foam) to raise the center of the flower up from the base. 
paper piecing using imagery from Stampin'UP!'s Good Morning Magnolia stamp set    

I'm sure you understand the importance of the Dimensionals, those little foam bits that help raise up the center of the flower.  I just want to stress how important the scissors are too.  A good pair of paper scissors makes all the difference and the Stampin'UP! Paper Snips are the best I've found. The blades are long and narrow and have the best cutting edge for paper that I've used. If you've ever been frustrated when cutting small pieces of paper then these Paper Snips are the solution to your problem. There is a full list of supplies and buying links at the bottom of the post.  

 I also liked the image from Good Morning Magnolia set because the single image offered 3 layers:  the leaves, the flower base and the center of the flower.

Thanks for visiting the blog today. I hope you give paper piecing a try. Its a fun and easy technique and definitely will get a "wow" response from people who see your work.  I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments below.

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Paper Snips
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