Tuesday, April 6, 2010

First paper piercing project.

Click on any image to enlarge. This has been a challenging week for me. I decided to try my hand at paper piercing after I purchased some digi images from Fred She Said Store. I think the card has a simple elegance with the single image and the paper piercing. It's a technique I've always wanted to try, but just never got around to doing. Now I love it. It helps that several of the images from FSS already have the marks for the piercing on some of the pages.

Of course, it's still a bit of a challenge to get it to work when you reverse the image and punch from the back side. I threw away several images before I got it lined up just right.

I also made the background paper that is at the bottom of the card. I did it with my "scribble" stamp, and some random stamping of other small stamps. I like this because I can make up whatever color I need.

I've entered this card at the following challenges: Fred She Said Challenge - spring and pastels
The Play Date Cafe - light blue, dark blue and white
Crafty Creations Challenges - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - challenge yourself
One Stitch At A Time - anything goes
For Fun Challenges - anything goes
TFL,

dj1952 (Debra)

18 comments:

Linda said...

WOW girl this is fabulous!!! I have never done this technique before either....looks very hard. I have some of the Fred She Said templates maybe I will give this a try.
Your card will also work for the challenge this week at...
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/
to try something new.

Ruby said...

Gorgeous paper piercing!! You have done a fabulous job of it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week, hope you join us next week too!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing with the PDCC!

Sarah said...

Thank you DJ, for joining us over at OSAAT, Stunning card and lovely image also,love your colours too, hope to see you back here on Sunday for next weeks challenge, Good Luck

Sarah DT
xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Your paper piecing frames the image so beautifully
Thanks for playing along in the play date cafe this week :)

Helen Dooley said...

Well I just want to say WOW. Im so glad you found us and decided to share your exquisite card with us at For Fun Challenges. I hope to see you again.

CJ said...

WOW!!!YOU DID AN AWESOME JOB....KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK....GOOD LUCK
ON WINNING....
Thankyou for joining us here at
OSAAT.
I HAVE BECOME A FOLLOWER AND WOULD LOVE FOR YOU
TO FOLLOW ME TOO AT COWGIRL UP STAMPS
BIG Hugs CJ
COWGIRL UP STAMPS

Liz said...

Stunning image great colouring too thanks for joining us with our Anything goes Challenge at OSAAT
Hope you return on Sunday

Liz x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--for your first paper piercing project....you rocked it out! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC!! Great card;)

Carolivy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Fred She Said!
Hugs
Carol

stitchy said...

What a beautiful card, I love how you colored and of course love the image...thank you for sharing your talent with us at OSAAT, good luck

stitchy xx

sam said...

Wow what a lovely card. Loving the colours and the image that you have used. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
Sam x

Debra said...

Fantastic card! Your paper piercing is flawless. I've got to try this using one of Fred's designs. Beautiful job.

Debra (Texas)

My Blog: Creative Heart Designs

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, I can't believe that's your first go at paper piercing,and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

Carol said...

Your paper piercing looks wonderful. I love how you colored the image. Your card is so elegant and poised. Thanks for playing along with us at the Fred She Said Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next one.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Fred She Said Design Team

Vixykins said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I havent got the patience to do paper piercing so hats off!

Well done and thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x

Seongsook Duncan said...

Beautiful, Debra! Thanks for inviting me and sharing it. I have some piercing images from Fred She Said but didn't really make it yet. Your idea of making background paper is great tip, too. Thanks again.

JD said...

You did a great job with the piercing. This is a technique I really like but haven't done for a while...You have inspired me to try it again...