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


Rita Holmes said...

Cute idea Rita. I am going to have to case that one. How easy!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

The Garage Sale Diva said...

Hi, Rita! This is my first time visiting your blog and I really love it. Your cards are wonderful and this tip about paper piercing is especially wonderful. I'm additng you to my list of favorite places to visit. Keep bloggin'!

Giulia said...

Very nice this "paper piercer" :0)


DianeL said...

This is a wonderful tip - thanks so much for sharing.

Janine Robertson said...

This is such an awesome tip! I was just doing some paper piercing last week and was a bit frustrated trying to get it straight. Yeah for a solution! Thank you thank you!

Bridgett said...

I use a heart shaped plastic canvas template. It works great because it has the straight lines, curved lines and corners all on one!