16 July 2008

Piercing bonanza


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

13 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Yopur piercing is beautiful, and so is your card.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I'm just catching up on blogs........and WOWZA!!!!! What stunning creations!!! Those Sarah Kay stamps are starting to call my name after seeing these beautiful images......I love your coloring!!!! And the wedding dress......spectacular!!! Oh I've missed a lot, haven't I??

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

I love your piercing! Gorgeous card.

Mary Dawn said...

look, some more stuff to jam into my box! you are so awesome, i wanna be like you when i grow up!

Donna said...

wow, what a great idea, Jennifer! I think it looks just lovely!

Sam said...

I love the piercing! I sometimes get frustrated when piercing takes so long to do, but with results like that, it would be worth it! Keep up the good work!
Sam
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Sandra said...

This is a great idea, I will give it a try. You are so good!!!
Sandra

Allison said...

Awesome Jen...love everything about it! And look at you being the smarty-pants and all!

Lauri said...

What a great idea!!! Thanks for the suggestion!

Mary Dawn said...

i keep comin' back to look at this card...you know, it'd be a great christmas card with a little sentiment tied to the ribbon knot..i'm so casing this and i love that stamp!

Lologrl said...

holy crap! you are awesome with that piercing Jenn. What a great idea!! It looks awesome, I might have to steal this idea once in a while. Your card is elegant, looks rather Victorian, I might add.

Jan Scholl said...

there are some really cool brass templates from Europe if you can find them-they also are used for some cutting thing with paper but the peircing is what I like. If you can sew, you can use your machine without thread too. Right now I am thinking of peircing the dog---since he just doesn't want to understand no digging. Maybe a lightnening bolt up his butt might work.

Nettie said...

Man what a neat idea I never would have thought to make my own, very clever!

TFS

Nettie