Sunday, 3 November 2013

A little piercing

Another card I found in the drafts section. This one I did over the summer  last year as I can remember sitting in the garden paper piercing several different base cards, very therapeutic, well it was until I dropped my poky tool between the decking boards never to be seen again.

The leaves are painted in moonglow mica pigment powders or stains sorry not sure which but they do have a fab shine to them and the stamp was one of the first I ever bought and used for a retirement card.

Here is a close up of the piercing.Quite simple but very effective .

The finished card, no sentiment but this means it could be used for a retirement , sympathy or even a male birthday.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

crafty boots challenges-autumnal theme
LEJ challenges-anything goes
ABC challenges-whats old is new again
Nut crafters -autumnal splendour
Simon says stamp-anything goes
crafting for all seasons-autumnal colours
CRAFT challenges-one for the boys
JLJ cupcake inspirations-photo inspiration


Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, I love how you have done your leaves, they look amazing and lovely paper piercing too - shame about your poky tool.

Thank you foe playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Tina said...

lovely card, love these leaves and the piercing...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Mrs Beez said...

I love the piercing but those leaves are absolutely stunning. Such gorgeous colours and lovely glimmer. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Danielle Vincent said...

This is a real WOW card for me. The piercing is so fabulous - I can see how it might be therapeutic to do this, especially when you see the end result. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Julye :-) the paper piercing looks fabulous, a perfect background to those beautiful flowers :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Chris said...

the leaves are beautifully colored and all that piercing is really great, too bad about losing the tool. You know you can always use a plain old thumb tack - not quite as nice to hold but it'll make a good pierce.
Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the autumn leaves and the paper piercing adds so much!

Thank you for participating in ABC Challenges this week!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I've never done paper piercing before - it's beautiful. And I love how you painted the leaves - just spectacular!

Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Add Some Leaves challenge - hope to see more of your makes in the future.

I've enjoyed looking at your card :-)

KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Beautiful! Love all the detailing in the backing and the rich mix of colours and glimmer on those lovely leaves.

We are so glad you have joined in the LEJ Designs Challenge 'Anything Goes'.

LEJ Designs offer weekly challenges with wonderful LEJ Images and sponsor prizes up for grabs.
We really hope to see you joining us again.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Organiser

Indy's Designs said...

Love the background piercing! Very stunning card. So glad you were inspired by this week's theme at Cupcake Inspirations.

jane stillman said...

A lovely card, and as you say, it could be used for any occasion and for male or female. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

Vic said...

Beautiful leaves! wow... you obviously spent a loooong time paper pricking..sooo effective! thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic - DT at Glitter n Sparkle x

Unknown said...

very cool! I need to try this! Thank you for playing with us at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge! **Cheryl** Glitter N Sparkle DT

Jani said...

Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Helen said...

Love it - great background created with the paper piercing.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x