greeting cards

Hello card: Paper piercing

Pierced lines


I am running behind schedule due to a pet emergency, but this is my contribution to day two of The Daily Marker Pop-up Challenge.


The flowers and leaves were left over from an earlier colouring challenge when I stamped more than I ended up needing. I worked out where I wanted the flowers to go on the card and marked the rough centre of them. Then I used a set of french curves to draw the lines out from that central point and pierced along them. I liked the piercing, but wanted something more so I added some faux stitching between the pierced lines.

The leaves were glued in position and the flowers mounted on foam pads for a bit of dimension. The banner was drawn using the same french curve as the lines and trimmed to size; the sentiment was stamped and the two sprinkles added. The banner was glued flat underneath the flowers with the other end popped up on foam pads.

The last touch was to add a layer of Wink of Stella over the flowers.


  • stamps:
    Hero Arts – colour layering hibiscus
    Lawn Fawn – Milo’s ABCs
  • inks:
    My Favorite Things – pigment ink – black licorice
  • Avery Elle pigment inks:
    pink flower – orchid, magenta, cherry, vino
    orange flower – daisy, mustard seed, conch shell, truffle
    leaves – celery, jungle
  • pens:
    Uni-ball – Signo UM-153 – silver
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – sprinkles – halloween assortment
    Wink of Stella
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – pain – teal
  • miscellaneous:
    paper piercer

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