Friday, May 22, 2009

Flourishes Focus... Just Pierce It!

This week over on the Flourishes Newsletter, the lovely Christine Okken is offering up a fabulous tutorial on ways to make your cards sing with a little paper piercing! She used some of Spellbinder's Piercabilities and created some gorgeous cards! You can check it out HERE.

But first, with each Flourishes Focus, the hostess challenges the rest of the team to use her tutorial to cook up some fun!

Here's my card....

For starters, I pulled out the Scallop/Ric Rac Piercability template and that is how I created the pink strip. I also used the die to create the similar edge on my green mat. For a guide on how to use these dies, Christine really takes you through step by step - so be sure to check it out. I love how these dies not only cut and emboss, but allow you to use the die as the piercing template as well! I used this mat and piercer. The mat is a larger size than most and the piercing tool is really a fine tip which creates such a delicate look.

For my card, I used the Labels One Spellbinders die and made a frame from a 3-1/2" by 3-1/2" square that I corner rounded. The tulips were from the Stamp Simply Thank You set. (This set appears to be out of stock - but I am sure it is on order!) I stamped it on some European Watercolor paper with Vivid Tea Rose and Olive inks and then went over it with a damp waterbrush to move the color a bit. The sentiment is from the Signs of Spring set and was done just by using two sizes of oval punches from SU. Add some Kaiser Craft bling and you're done!

Be sure to check out what the other ladies of the Flourishes DT created!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you back here soon!

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