Marquetry meets Paper Piecing

Yesterday was my Father-in-Law’s Birthday and I hit a block with what card to make for him.

I knew I wanted to use the Happy Birthday Thinlit and the Wood Textures DSP Stack, but that is as far as my creativity got.

Then, my Husband and I had a lightbulb moment as my Father-in-Law used to create wood marquetry.  So, I decided to make my own using a papercrafting method, paper piecing.

Here is the stamp free project:

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlit

I cut Happy Birthday sentiments from two pieces of DSP and then switched the pieces over.  My Fine-Tip Glue Pen was the glue of choice for this as it sticks the tiniest of parts.  It was like a jigsaw puzzle to put together and took a while as I had to make sure I put everything in the correct place.

Using a third piece of DSP, I created an outline that butted up to the central piece.  I then finished the corners with the darker piece again.

This design would look lovely replicated in any two contrasting colours.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Wood Textures Designer Series Paper StackHappy Birthday Thinlits DieCrumb Cake A4 CardstockFine-Tip Glue PenStampin' Dimensionals