Today I watched a paper piecing video over at Stamp Nation. Catherine Pooler used a stamp that almost looked like a paper doll and the outcome was gorgeous. Well, I have no paper doll looking stamps so I grabbed one of my Paula Best stamps with a lot of paper piecing possibility and I went to work. Thank God I do not do video's showing my work. Time spent on this... about nine hours. Well, slight exaggeration, I think?
I stamped the image on seven pieces of printed paper. Then I sat and cut and cut these ridiculously tiny turns this way and that. When done I glued it all down to a white stamped image. I didn't want it to float so I tore a piece of the paper I made with alcohol inks and I am hoping that solves the floating issue!
Turned it into a Happy Birthday card as I always think that the saying on the stamp matches a birthday. "Nothing is more important than this day."
Add some bling and an arrow that points to the sentiment on the pieced image and I was done.
Of course I wasn't happy so I used a tiny squiggle stamp and used it on the background paper. Walk away!!! Seriously Mary, walk away from the table!