Saturday, July 9, 2011
Welcome to Sugar Creek Hollow and another Sensational Saturday. This week our challenge for you is to create a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card using the technique of PAPER PIERCING. You don't need any special tools to prick holes in your paper because a sewing needle will do the trick. If you want to use a pattern rather than just pricking holes in a line or circle and don't have any, there are quite a number of freebies out there (just Google "Free Paper Piercing Templates"). There are also lots of tutorials available.
This week we have a wonderful sponsor, PHINDY'S PLACE, who will provide our random winner with a $10 gift certificate to her store. The random winner will also receive a badge to display on her blog.
I had fun with this card on all sorts of levels. First, I am on the Phindy's Place Design Team so I love working with her images and this is one that I didn't have. I thought it would make a gorgeous sympathy card, which are often hard to make. Secondly, I went on a little road trip last week with a couple of gal pals and since I was driving they were held captive while I stopped at a craft store and picked up this new die. Lastly, I found a tutorial online that showed how to use digital images and fonts as pricking templates so I found a great font and then created the border pattern - easy peasy.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Butterflies
Truly Scrumptious - Things with Wings
Image: Birds Go By (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Buff & Kraft (Recollections)
Paper: Victoria & Albert
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Doily (Wilton), Open Scalloped Die (Nellie), Chalk (Mungyo), Skeleton Leaf (Graphic Products), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Scalloped Cutting Blade (Fiskars), Butterfly (Gift from SCH Team Mate)