It's not the first time I have made this same mistake. I started my project for this week's Pals Paper Arts Clean and Simple Challenge (PPA104) determined to use the "Paper Piecing" technique However, a closer look revealed that the challenge actually was to "Paper Pierce." Honestly, I hadn't planned on paper piercing the butterfly trail but it was a quick recovery!
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STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- Stampin' Up! Lean On Me rubber stamps are sweet and simple. Ideal for a Clean and Simple look. See all stamp images below.
- The little dress was stamped on Calypso Coral card stock, cropped with my Paper Snips and pieced over the full image. Do you like the quick pop of color?
- I used a needle to pierce the little swirly butterfly trail. A Paper Piercing Tool would work, too. However, I thought the scale was a bit too large for this tiny butterfly. Practice your swirls a bit on a piece of scratch paper until you like the look.
- Get a faux embossed look: Doesn't Very Vanilla look beautiful layered over Very Vanilla?
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Stamp Set: Lean On Me (W122283, C122285)
Paper: 2011-2013 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (122384), Calypso Coral (122925), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools: Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), Paper Snips (103579), Needle
The Perfect Touch: Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim (118481), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)