Anyone who has been following my blog for any amount of time already knows that I love fussy cutting. That means that one of my favorite techniques to do is paper piecing.
If you don't know what paper piecing is, here goes: It's when you have a stamp that is outlined, like in a coloring book. You stamp the image first on a piece of white cardstock. Then you stamp the image again on a suitable piece of Designer Series Paper. "Suitable" is a design that isn't too overwhelming. Ideally the design isn't too large either. And light enough in color that you can see any details of the stamping on it.
For this first card sample, I did paper piecing. I stamped the darling old bluebird on white cardstock. Then, searching through my extensive stash of DSP scraps, I located designs and colors that I thought would work well. I then stamped the bird FOUR more times, once on each of the four pieces of DSP I'd chosen, the blue for the bird's back, the rusty for his belly, a woodgrain brown for the branch, even a gray for his beak and feet.