The following were projects I did for the blog tour. I chose to show projects using the awesome Mat Pack and Paper Piercing technique. The paper piercing template in the Mat Pack is awesome to use not only as a guide for piercing paper, but for setting brads and eyelets. I try to incorporate some type of paper piercing in almost all of my projects. Other ideas for paper piercing would be: create borders, rain drops, scallops, creating motion - paper pierce the trial of a butterfly, bee or bird, or create stems for flowers. The possibilities are endless, and it's a great way to enhance your creative works of art!
The projects are posted below. I hope you like them!
The above card is one that I did for the LNS Challenge this week. I paper pierced around the edge on the Brocade Blue c/s and just at the corners on the Chocolate Chip c/s (sorry, it's a little hard to see). I lightly rubbed a sponge over the stamped image using Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and Always Artichoke. The moon image was made by punching out a circle with a 1-1/4" circle punch on a post-it-note. I layered this on the card after I stamped the flowers on the bottom.
Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes, Oval All
Inks: Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Papers: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip DP & C/S
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Large Oval Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch Brocade Blue Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware, Sponges, Post-It Note, Mini-Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
We actually did this card at my last stamp camp and it was a lot of fun to make. In the finished card, I also paper pierced just the border on the left-hand side of the card, and the scallops on the Baja Breeze scallop oval. I cut the flower image a part and layered each piece separate. The butterflies where layered together using Mini-Glue Dots and silver cording. Here's the details:
Stamp Set: Soft Summer, Oval All, Great Friend (butterfly image)
Inks: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Papers: Walk in the Park DP, Whisper White, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon, Oval Scallop Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Silver Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Water Color Brush, Scissors, Silver Cording, Mini-Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
To create the dots on the designer paper, I lined up the Mat Pack as shown and paper pierced a row at a time.
The final product! The rose was embossed with white ep and the watercolored in using Cameo Coral and Apricot Appeal reinkers and an Aqua Pen.
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Dear Friend (Saying)
Inks: Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal
Papers: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Vellum c/s
Accessories: Manhattan Folder, Large Dots Texturz Plate, Little Leaves Die, Big Shot, Window Punch, White EP, Heat Gun, Water Color Brush, Aqua Painter, Whisper White Ribbon, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Scissors, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
I lined up the template from the Mat Pack and pierced a border along the edge.