Saturday, July 9, 2011

Paper Piercing

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)


  1. Lovely card.
    The image is so peaceful and love all the extras that you have added to the card.

  2. this is so pretty. love the leaf & butterfly, but then when I got to your paper piercing, I actually 'oooohed' and 'aaaahed' out loud! that is a beautiful pattern and so perfect for this!

    enjoy your weekend!

  3. Cec, this is such a gorgeous card...I love the neutrals along with the skeleton leaf is just so pretty. I am in love with your piercing, such a beautiful pattern. This was a fun challenge and I love the Phindy's image you've used, it has to be one of my favs that I've seen of theirs.tfs

  4. Cec, this is so pretty. I love all of the touches of nature like the butterfly and leaf. The embossing and piercing are beautiful too. It all showcases this peaceful image so well.


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