At a recent class, I focused on different ways to use Paper Piercing in your projects. Well, we made this card as a way to show how you can use a design from the Paper Piercing Templates without needing to have the matching Big Shot die or punch.
See, as much as I think of myself as a hoarder of Big Shot dies and embossing folders, I still have managed to get by without the Apocathary Accents framelit set (I’m sure this will be fixed in the future though ) But I had the piercing template and thought this shape would be a nice accent for some punched out butterflies.
You can see it a bit better in this picture:
I also pierced my Whisper White paper and glued it down so that the “backside” of where I pierced was what was facing up on my card (the pierced parts poke up and out from the paper instead of pushing into the paper).
Plus this was a fun attempt to try out the Ombre trend. I played with a few color themes but settled on Blues as my colors of choice. I used the following blues in this card:
- Baja Breeze
- Pool Party
- Island Indigo
- Night of Navy
But grab your favorite colors and try it out with pinks, greens, or purples. Or you can step it up like some of the gals in my class did and start layering in on different blues using the Bitty Butterfly punch and layering them over these Elegant Butterfly punch outs. Let me just say they look super pretty!
Paper – Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Night of Navy
Accessories – Paper Piercer, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Piercing Mat, Elegant Butterfly Punch