Thursday, January 21, 2016

Paper Piecing Party Challenge 176!

Hello, Ai Fans!

We're back with another fabulous challenge! Let's wrap up last week's challenge first, Winter Wonderland! We had some wonderful cards to choose from! Here are the winners. Top spot goes to...


Congrats! What a sweet winter scene using our Christmas Scene TF! Beautiful coloring and fun snow texture! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable mentions go to...


Amy, cute use of Janie Front & Back and our Fence with lovely coloring and comical composition! And Krisha, our Hobby Lobby Dare to Be Fabulous looks fabulous for winter! Congrats to you both! Be sure to email with your address and the set of your choice for a prize! Thanks to everyone for playing along with our challenge!

We hope you'll join in our newest one!
We're inviting you to a party... a paper piecing party! With this challenge, we want to see how you can use paper piecing with your stamping! Diane is here to show us what she's made with this fun technique!

Hello Ai friends!
Today I am sharing a tutorial for our NEW Challenge... Paper Piecing Party!  I immediately thought of the Thin Enough Set (4670) and wanted to give this gal a fun patterned wrap and towel. 

I have to admit, my favorite technique of all is Paper Piecing.  It's quick, easy, and so much fun (especially with the Ai images)!  If you've never tried it, you will love this... let's get started!
First I stamped my image onto a white die cut panel and then stamped it again onto my patterned paper using black ink.

Next, cut out the parts of the image from the patterned paper that you want to have the pattern.  Hint: it is easier to cut with sharp, pointy scissors and by holding the scissors still and moving the paper.

Now color the parts of your image that will not be covered with the patterned paper cut outs.

After coloring, glue your patterned paper cut outs to your image.  (I like to use a Zig 2-Way Glue pen to control the amount of glue and be able to get into small spaces).  I also colored the stripe on her wrap here with a brown marker.

Now add your paper pieced image to your finished card.  That's it!  So fun.  :)

Here's a close up.

Now it's your turn to play along in our Paper Piecing Party Challenge!  Happy Stamping!

Thanks, Diane! A little pattern goes a long way! Will you come to our paper piecing party challenge? Create a card or other crafty item and add it to our InLinkz to join in! We're excited to see what you'll make!

Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!


Cheri Burry said...

Awesome card! I love the pattern for the towel! Great tutorial!!

Elina said...

Great cards again, congratulations to the winners!

Sharon Caudle said...

Love your colors and papers, Diane! Great paper piecing tut! And a great big CONGRATS to the winners from the last challenge!

Cynthia said...

Congrats to all of the winners! Fun paper pieced card, Diane.

Charne said...

Congrats to the winners! Great cards! Fun paper piecing image...I will have to play along, I like to paper piece :)

Dorothy S said...

Thank you for another fun challenge as well as your inspiration.