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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Doily Piercing Challenge

Today's card was inspired by a challenge on the Paper Wishes message board.  I had made some cards with one of the foil papier tole packs from Hot Off the Press and had this one left that I wanted to use.  The challenge was to use a doily or template as a pattern for piercing paper and using those holes for sewing a design.  My first thought was to use this heart shaped doily for a template for stitching on the pink vellum, but I quickly changed my mind.  I decided I really wanted the doily itself as a mat for the papier tole hearts.  (Stay tuned for another post that shows some stitching patterns I made from the doily for another project.)

So, I used a swirly template I got from Hot Off the Press, and a ruler to punch holes in a swirly pattern and around the edge of the vellum. I then did my stitching with metallic silver thread.  An outline sticker sentiment and some a bit of liquid pearls finished off the design on the front.
The inside was done similarly using the extra artwork that came with the papier tole as corner accents.


Becca Sadler said...

Cheryl: My! Oh my! You have been super busy and super creative lately!!! Everything with this pink hearts card is absolutely stunningly beautiful! Kudos for creating a masterpiece!

Cheryl said...

Thanks! It's wonderful to be able to get back into crafting after all the stress of the last couple of months!