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Take a look at our reader testers’ makes this month!

Papercraft Inspirations - - PAPER PIECING -

Kath­leen Broughton Q Tell us about your fab swing card!

I wanted the scene to rep­re­sent the little girl on the left, dream­ing about be­com­ing a princess on the right!

Q Do you have a top tip for our read­ers? A

For the clouds, cut a cloud to use as a sten­cil, and brush over the edge us­ing blue dis­tress ink. Grad­u­ally work over your sky area un­til you feel you have done enough.

Tr­isha Plas­tow Q How did you cre­ate your card?

A

I stamped the little girl onto white card, be­fore colour­ing her hair, face and hands with Nuvo Mark­ers. Next, I stamped her again, onto NitWit pa­pers and care­fully cut out el­e­ments of her dress. I then pa­per pieced her dress and bows on top of the orig­i­nal little girl.

Q What is your top tip for pa­per piec­ing? A

When pa­per piec­ing, use small scis­sors to cut out del­i­cate parts like hands, as I find you can get a finer cut with them.

Ali­son Gir­van Q What do you think of pa­per piec­ing?

A

This is the per­fect project to use up those scraps of pa­per, so that’s ex­actly what I did! I stamped my im­age onto three pa­pers – skin tone, mid brown (for her hair) and pat­terned for her dress. I used ProMark­ers to shade her skin and hair, then I fussy cut all the lay­ers be­fore putting my im­age to­gether. I also stamped some bows and a crown for her hair, and glit­tered them for ex­tra sparkle!

Q How did you build up the card? A

I lay­ered my card with co­or­di­nat­ing pa­pers and added lots of little gems, some rib­bon and fin­ished with a little crown charm.

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