Isn't this little thing precious?!? Or any other baby for that matter

We made this card in stamp club a few months ago, but there have been loads of holidays in between, so this is the first opportunity that I've had to share this card. We had great fun paper piecing the various bits in the duck image, but I must confess that his teeny-tiny bill was a pain in the patoot. The club members persevered and they were pleased with their results; they are such good sports! For this project, we paper pieced the duck body (with DSP), bill (with Peach Parfait) and umbrella (with Pool Party). To highlight and soften the polka dots on the umbrella we filled the dots using a white gel pen.

The paper piecing technique is really easy, but you can create some really fun images for your paper crafting projects. Follow these directions, and you'll be on your way to creating your own paper pieced art:

  1. You need a line art image stamp for this technique (the Tote-ally Tess stamp by Stampin' Up! is another great one).
  2. Stamp the image on the main card stock panel for your project (on Whisper White for this project).
  3. Stamp the image again on a piece of patterned paper (the Daffodil Delight DSP for this project).
  4. Cut out a section of the patterned paper stamped image using the outlines as a guide (I cut out the duck body here).
  5. Adhere the cut-out image over the same section of the stamped image on your project.

Materials used for this card:

  • Stamps: Easy Events
  • Cardstock: Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Pool Party ribbon, Brights Patterns DSP, Scallops Squares Duo Sizzix die, White Gel pen