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Pierced Patterns Technique

March 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Pierced Patterns Technique

I happily renewed my subscription to the Technique Junkie Newsletter last month and found this lovely pierced patterns technique in the February/March 2010 issue. You may not recognize the large flourish image from the Baroque Motifs set in the pierced background of this card, but that’s the stamp I used to make it. I stamped the image with black StazOn on vellum card stock, temporarily adhered it to the Whisper White panel and just started to follow the swirly lines with my paper-piercing tool.

The rose was colored with Linda Heller’s version of the Ink, Spray & Smash technique. You use a plastic page protector so you have more control over the colors and can actually see how it’s going to look (no more overdoing the smashing!). I used the colors from the SCS color combination challenge (CC261) and followed sketch SC271.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White, Glossy White, Vellum Card Stock
Ink: Basic Black Craft, Jet Black StazOn, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brad, 1/8″ Circle Punch, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals; Water Spritzer, Plastic Page Protector

Tags: clean & simple

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pat (mspfd) // Mar 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    What a pretty card — Love the pierced background!

  • 2 Missy // Mar 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I love this card. What a great idea!

  • 3 Connie // Mar 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

    That’s funny, I just did my subscription too. I really like the piercing on this. Haven’t tried that technique yet, but sure plan to now.