July 28, 2011

Pierced Papillon

Okay, so my butterfly isn't really pierced, but I thought this was a clever title for my post today since this week's challenge over at Pals Paper Arts is Paper Piercing.

Paper Piercing isn't a technique I do often because, well, I'm not that good at it. My holes always end up making uneven lines... Sigh... I love the look though, so I decided to try my hand at it again. I ended up with uneven lines as usual, but thought if I used the paper piercing as a very minor detail in my card it wouldn't be quite as noticed. I hope! :)

Here are the DEEtails:

I started by attempting to pierce a straight line across a piece of Wild Wasabi card stock. To help make my unevenness, I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper Patterns in Soft Suede trimmed with a Dotted Scallop Ribbon punched edge, and wrapped with some Early Espresso Baker's Twine. I stamped the frame image from SU!'s Forever Young in Soft Suede on some Naturals White card stock and attached it to my card with some Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I stamped a butterfly image from SU!'s Hostess Set, Precious Butterflies on a book page in Crumb Cake ink. I cut out four butterflies and stacked them together to make a nice littel 3-dimensional effect in my frame.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Don't forget to play along in the current I {Heart} Ribbon challenge using Taffeta Ribbon and enter to win a huge batch of ribbon from my birthday giveaway!


  1. So simple and so sweet! Love how you incorporated a butterfly.

    Hugs, M

  2. The frame around your butterfly sets it off perfectly!

  3. Very cute card. Clean and simple. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.