Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 19: Paper-Pierced Holidays & Seasons

Welcome back for another FAB weekly challenge fromThe Perfect Sentiment . Your challenge this week is to create a card with a sentiment of a holiday or season~be sure your sentiment is on the front of the card~and the twist is to use the paper-piercing technique.

Here's my take on this week's challenge...........
I needed a break from all the pink & Valentine's Day projects I have been working on so I decided to go with the 4th of July for my holiday theme.  
The paper-piercing technique is fairly simple to do. I chose to pierce the starts and border around my stamped sentiment. Here's a closer view of the stars....
I did the paper-piercing around the stars free hand by using my piercing tool. I did a trial run on an extra star to see if I liked using my Tim Holtz ruler for this but the stars were too small and kept sliding around under the So I gave up on that idea and decided to just go with it and do it free hand...turned out pretty good don't you think? 
I did use my TH ruler for the border around the sentiment which made this part of the piercing go by pretty quick. 
I love this soft white ribbon from the Winter Sampler pack by Really Reasonable Ribbon. I'm a member of the monthly ribbon club and they send you some gorgeous ribbons & trims in a sampler pack every should check it out. 
Just a closer shot of the fab ribbon..I love how it looks against the paper..just pops off the stripes. 

And now for the inside.......

One last look at my 4th of July paper-pierced card....

Now are you ready to be wow'd by my fellow DT members??? Well just click on their names below and be ready to see some beautiful creations...


Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.....
They are offering up 7 free digi's for this week's winner...pretty great prize right?

Be sure to head on over to the for all of the guidelines surrounding the challenge for this week. Now that you have been inspired by the DT...head into your creative space and start working on your creation for this week's challenge. 

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post...I will be showing you all some of the Valentine's Day cards I've been making.

Happy Scrappin!!


  1. This is a really cute card, Abby! :)

  2. You did all that piercing free hand??? You are a brave woman!!! lol!! It came out fantastic!! I might have to check out that ribbon club because you are always using wonderful ribbon!!

  3. Your paper piercing is awesome. Printing your digi on colored paper really gives it a different look. You did a great job. Cute, cute

  4. Fabulous card. Love your whole layout.


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