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Sharon Briss: Paper Pieced Ruche

Hope everyone is having a paperlicious day!  I am so excited to be part of the PaperTemptress Design team.  I have a HUGE weak spot for paper.  By way of introduction, my journey with papercrafting started 6 years ago with simple cards and has morphed into an obsession including collage, altered arts and mixed media although cards are still dear to my heart.  I now participate in many wonderful online stamping communities and I am so pleased to be part of the PaperTemptress family and to meet new friends.  To see some of my of art, please visit me at Ill Tempered Ink.

Part of my obsession with paper is that I am a huge fan of texture.  Because of its exquisite feel and look, I am a die-hard fan of the Ruche line of papers at PaperTemptress.  I love how they add some flair to a card so easily!

Today, I thought I would try something different with my Ruche papers – Paper Piecing!  I wasn’t sure how the paper would react due to the texture but it stamped up and cut like a dream.  I used a stamp with lots of open space to maximize the impact.  The yellow and green seemed perfect for this Spring flower!

Stamp credit: Magenta

I stamped the image onto Yellow and Green Crepe Ruche as well as onto White Diamond using Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  I cut out the flower from the Yellow Crepe Ruche and the leaves from the Green Crepe Ruche and attached them to the image on the White Diamond stock.

From there the rest of the card was easy!  It has a Solar White Skinny Column base layered with more Yellow and Green Crepe Ruche.  As the Ruche cut so well for the paper piecing, I used one of my border punches to give the green panel a fun edge.Don’t you just love the classy look of the Skinny Columns?

I hope you will try out some great paper piecing with your Ruche paper!  It’s fun, easy and has fabulous results!

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