16 July 2008
Hehe! How ya' like that piercing? I love piercing and think that it adds a little extra to a sort of plain-ish card. BUT...Mary Dawn and I were bemoaning the other day about not having any piercing templates. And so I told her...well...why don't you make some yourself? Which then prompted me to study some of the piercing templates that are available on the market and put some together myself.
I drew a few out in Adobe Illustrator (some were good, some were duds), printed them on to plain copy paper, cut them out, covered the copy paper with my removable Scotch Tape, and practiced on some cheap-o cardstock until I found one that I liked. And then I thought to myself...well, what if people don't HAVE Adobe Illustrator (it is an expensive program)...what else could they use? And then I had an A-HA! moment. There are TONS of scrolly dividers available in clip art on the web, why not use those? And so I repeated the process from earlier with the Illustrator created ones, opened the clip art into Microsoft Word, resized them, and they worked just fine, too!
I realized after I was putting it on the card that I should have reduced it just a tad more which I can totally do later. I'm going to reduce them just a smidge, print them on cardstock, and then laminate them with my Xyron laminating rolls so that I can reuse them. :) Cheap and easy piercing templates. :)
Supplies I used: SU paper, DCWV paper, Memento ink, Copic marker, Nestabilities and Spellbinders dies, green velvet ribbon, homemade piercing template, paper piercer