November 26, 2011

My Friend & Paper Piercing!

I have two tips to discuss with you today that I used in my card for today.

I have two nice little handy-dandy tools called a "Mat Pack" & "Paper Piercing Tool" that sits on my desk because I use it quite often to pierce holes for brads, buttons, threads and numerous other tasks. I always forget that I can add "Paper Piercing" to my projects. Today, my card exhibits the perfect opportunity for you to try "Paper Piercing":

This is a "Clean & Simple" card and just take a look at what the "Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool" added to the look of this card. The swirls in the sentiment are perfect for this technique. Here is a close-up:

And one additional step that I added to my card was tracing the dove image with my "Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker" after I had stamped it in "Rich Razzleberry Ink". What a difference this adds to the stamped image:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
  • Stamp Sets: My Friend
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool
I hope you try this on your own. If you don't dare to pierce  holes on your own freehand, around something swirly, try using the paper piercing template that is included with your "Mat Pack" in a straight line first. Practice, practice, practice!

Mat Pack-Item #1058260-$9.95
Paper Piercing Tool-Item #116631-$3.50


  1. What a beautiful yet simple card. Thanks for the lesson on outlining with the marker, give so much dimension.
    Prayers your Holiday is safe and blessed.
    SIU, Seletta

  2. A lovely card. Love paper piercing but I, too, forget to do it. I really like the idea of highlighting the image with a marker; will have to try that. TFS.

  3. Wow...the paper piercing added so much. And so did tracing around the image with Baja Breeze! What a beautiful CAS card!

  4. A beautiful CAS card! Thanks for the reminder of two techniques that add so much without all of the work!

  5. Your card is wonderful and I was not sure what I was seeing around the Dove...the shadowing really makes the Dove pop! Thanks for the reminder to use our piercing tool really is a cool effect.

  6. Oh how cute! I never was very fond of this particular stamp BUT using the piercing tool has changed my mind! AGAIN thanks for getting me to think outside the box!!!!


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