Audrey Pettit: I am often drawn to cards that mix and match several patterns together, and one easy way to combine multiple prints is through paper piecing. On my card today, I used a variety of papers from the Mon Ami 6 x 6″ paper pad and a square paper punch to create a fun chevron-stripe paper pieced background that is both eye-catching and super simple to do.
The fun thing about paper piecing is that you can combine your pieces many different ways, using many different shapes and patterns, and create many unique looks. Play around and see how many patterns you can come up with, or go for a completely random mix, whichever you prefer. For my card, here is what I did:
Punch a handful of squares from a mixture of patterned papers, and using a paper trimmer, cut each square along the diagonal to create two separate triangles.
Draw a light pencil line across a panel of cardstock at a slight diagonal slope, and arrange the triangles with the long flat edge flush against the pencil line. Alternate the direction of each row of triangles to fit them together like puzzle pieces, even if they go off the edge. Trim off excess overhang, and then dress up the card with your favorite embellishments, like my paper flower and hand-stamped sentiment. Enjoy!