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Monday, August 20, 2012

Paper Piecing with Fleur De Lis Rectangles

Usually we think of Paper Piecing as using various papers to create a picture, but in this case, I used it to create a frame by using the leftover pieces from a second die cut in a contrasting color. (Note also that I ran the cutout through an embossing folder for added texture.)

This card shows what the die looks like without the addition.  I felt that seeing the brightly colored card through the cut-outs made the card look a bit busy, so I came up with the idea of using the scraps like paper piecing. 

Here's a card with a red die cut and white as the added pieces.

And here are a couple of ginger bread cards with opposite colored decorative mats.

Doesn't that make a nice look?  It's certainly made me decide to save the scraps from my die cutting!  I put all the little pieces in a little zip-lock bag, so I have them available to fill-in whenever I decide that I want that look.

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