Tuesday

Fussy cutting and paper piecing with Laurel Seabrook!


My guest today is multi-tasker extraordinaire Laurel Seabrook of Seabrook Designs. I swear she churns out 2 cards by the time I decide on my paper choices for my first project! ;) Yes, this woman is a force to be reckon with. She shares a gazillion gorgeous projects on her blog each day and still has time to submit to publications and leave lovely comments on blogs! Today, she shares a tutorial on fussy cutting and paper piecing. There's also a challenge with a fabulous prize courtesy of Laurel! :)

But first, let's have a look at Laurel's awesome creations!




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Hi everyone, Laurel here and I am so honoured that Yvonne has asked me to be a Guest on her blog Do More With Less!  I have been following Yvonne for a long time now and am always inspired with her talent with misting and upcycling.  She also is so good with the copic markers.  Now I like copics, but I prefer paper piecing and fussy cutting my images out to mount onto a project.  I get asked a lot how I do such ‘good fussy cutting’ so I am here to show you.

First of all stamp your image:


I then color what needs to be colored.  Stamp onto pattern paper for paper piecing.  When I cut them out I try to do the least amount of cutting and piecing so I think about how I can layer.  You can see that here by how I cut out her top.


Adhere the pieces and then cut out the image.  The tricky part is the part under her arms.  I used to use my craft knife for those areas, and did have some success.  However, I have since learned an easier way to do it.



I find a place that is a natural join and cut right through the image, making it easier to cut out the inside pieces.  When the image is adhered to the project, you will not see these cut marks.



Now here is the finished product, can’t tell where they have been cut and the fussy cutting is much easier to do!



Now my challenge to you is to do some paper piecing and fussy cutting on a project.

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Hmmm...paper piecing can be a great way to use up those small paper scraps I've had for the longest time...Are you ready to play along? Link up your creations using InLinkz (located at the end of this post) by Friday, March 11.

As always, please leave a little love for my guest Laurel. 

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32 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

wooohoo this is FUN... I cant wait to play along!!...YAY... OH my Laurel is indeed awesome... another inspiring artist!... hugs..xoxo

Jesse N.M. said...

Hi,

she is truly talented and amazing is her work...

How are you?

Jesse

emma wallace said...

How cute! I love it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! Her work is AMAZING! I loveeeeeeeee how she made this! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

mansi said...

WOWWWWWWWW this is such an awesome technique,surely wil give it a try this time.

Smita said...

This is sooo cool... I'm hoping to play along!

Laurel said...

Thanks for having me Yvonne, I can't wait to see what everyone does!

Shalini said...

this is such a super idea Laurel... and all this while i used to struggle with the smallest scissors/craft knife trying to poke them into tiny spaces... this is going to be so much easier and fun... Thanks for sharing:)

Dora said...

Amazing work Laurel, you always inspire me!

annieambriel said...

Such a gorgeous card Laurel. I love your fab cutting and piecing work :)

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Oh I can't wait to play I love paper piecing. Now if I had known about this challenge yesterday when I posted a card using this technique.

lynn said...

thanks laurel--always love your projects:)

Leanne said...

Hope to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing Laurel.
Yvonne, I did something with less. Do visit my blog when you can.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing your tips and great project, Laurel. I will definitely have to try this sometime soon! Your finished card looks fabulous!

jazsutra said...

Love paper dolls all my life!! Used to have one fav when I was young by the name of lulu!

This pretty stamped image doll looks just like her! love this!

jaz

~amy~ said...

wooooo Hoooo for Laurel!!! Love the tut sista and good grief, I hadn't thought of chopping off body parts before...genius....can't wait to play along!

Brenda said...

Such great tips, Laurel! I love your end result! I am going to have to play along and see what I can come up with!

Karin said...

Awesome Laurel!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Such a fun technique. Gotta try this.

Julie E said...

Congrats to Laurel! I can handle this one :>)

Maggi said...

Nice to meet you Laurel! I just love your card and the stamp is awesome! Thanks for the tutorial!

Casey Wright said...

What a great idea! I'll have to try this sometime! TFS!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh this is a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Awesome tutorial! and Love that card!

Ujjwal said...

This is fun!! I haven't tried paper piecing before and I am all set to give it a try now :D

Alice Wertz said...

her pieced outfit is fabulous! beautiful card, Laurel!!

Rose said...

always ♥ Laurel's work :)

me35 said...

Thank you Laurel and Yvonne for championing paper piecing - it is my FAVOURITE 'colouring' technique !!! I have entered your challenge and may be back with another entry later ! Thanks again for the great inspiration !!

Margaret C

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Back for more fun :)

Cath said...

Hey Yvonne! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)

Trina said...

Brilliant!

Katherine said...

Fabulous tips! Thanks!
Katherine

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