Paper piecing with Julie Nutting paper doll – Rita

Hello and welcome.

There’s another fun challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – paper piecing. This is such a great technique to make more of your stamps, adding pattern and texture to your project and gives a different look to colouring with inks or pencils. It’s also a fab way of using up your scraps of patterned paper or card.

For this technique to work well, a line stamp is best, with plenty of open area for the different patterned papers – Julie Nutting paper doll stamps lend themselves beautifully to this…

I inked up the Rita paper doll and stamped onto skin tone paper, also by Julie Nutting; this became the base that all the coloured paper pieces were adhered to. Next, I stamped the dress onto red floral paper from the Perfect Christmas paper pad, and the shoes, gloves and waistband onto a contrast paper in green. The hair was stamped onto a piece of brown Julie Nutting paper, then all pieces were fussy cut out.

Once all the pieces were assembled, I added shading with a combination of watercolour pencils and alcohol pens.  I found this 8″ x 8″ paper in my stash, and thought it made a good backdrop.  I added a scrap of green card along the bottom to ground the doll.

The sentiment, from Christmas to Remember by Stampin Up, was stamped in black stazon ink using a stampamajig. Finally, I adhered a sprinkling of gold half-back pearls.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge this week. Do pop over to the challenge blog, where the ladies have designed lots of examples of paper piecing to inspire you.

Enjoy your weekend



5 Comments to “Paper piecing with Julie Nutting paper doll – Rita”

  1. Such a sweet Christmas creation 🙂
    Hugs, Majda

  2. elle est superbe et tres chic Gill, biz

  3. Gill, what a beautiful festive card you made :-)) I like how you used this technique ❤️

  4. Gill… that card was no small feat… great work piecing! The added shading on the dress was the perfect addition.

  5. Gill, Your card and your choices are just gorgeous! Great description of the process. I am going to paper piece with the ladies I do a card swap. Once a month we get together to eat and one of us puts together a card project for everyone. I am going to send them this link ahead of time for them to read so they will have an idea what we are doing. Thanks PS also going to check out Julie Nutting!

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