Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tip on piercing card stock
And yet another card using the Spring Time set from TAC. This is such a versatile set! On this card I used the tree top for the ground ... yes the ground .. I added a few leaves and flowers and the birdie too. I used printed papers from Cha Cha SWIC. And added detail by piercing the corners and two lines along the bottom of the printed paper. And ribbon of course! The words are from the TAC set Just Because and on the inside 'it's your birthday!' If you are not familiar with the easy and quick way to make the piercing holes here is a tutorial for you.
You will need some plastic mesh #10, a paper piercer, and a cushion. I use a small piece of thick fun foam.
You lay your card stock on the cushion with the mesh on top. Line up the edges so they are even and then punch in the squares of the mesh where you want the holes. If I am doing straight lines I go every other square in the mesh.
For the corner shown, I did every other square on the mesh and then skipped a row between too. It is so easy to keep your piercing straight on your card using this small canvas mesh!
The piercing adds texture to your cards and is easy and quick to do! Give it a try and let me know how you like it. Blessings