Thursday, June 09, 2011

Leafy Branch

Today's challenge ("Ways to use it") is Piercing.  I have trouble with my piercing template from SU! ... just can't seem to get an outline for a card done without making a mistake (I think the template should be longer than 4").  So today I used my Leafy Branch embossing folder from Cuttlebug to emboss some sponged cardstock I had leftover from an earlier project, and then pierced along the embossed lines.  I'm happy with how it turned out although it doesn't show well in the photo ... trust me, it looks good!!   Hope you like.
"Leafy Branch"
Stamps:  Short & Sweet (SU!)
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Cuttlebug Leafy Branch embossing folder, paper piercing tool, sponges, medium oval punch, scalloped oval punch, 5/8" Certainly Celery satin ribbon, adhesives & dimensionals
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I started by using left over sponged Whisper White cardstock from an earlier project.  It was sponged randomly with Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Pretty in Pink inks.  I ran it through my Big Shot with the embossing folder and then used the paper piercing tool to pierce along the embossed image.  I sponged Certainly Celery overtop to highlight the embossed branches.

I mounted the pierced image onto a larger piece of Whisper White cardstock and tied a knot with the satin ribbon.  I mounted the whole panel onto the card base.

Using more sponged cardstock, I stamped the sentiment, punched it out and mounted it on a Certainly Celery frame.  I added the sentiment to the card base using dimensionals to pop it up.

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