Monday, January 13, 2014

Krafty Tips and Tuts-Paper Piercing.

Hey crafty peeps, and happy Monday!! Today is my turn to share a Krafty Tip and Tut over on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog, so I decided to do something that I get asked about a lot...paper piercing!!

First things first, I get my image, or card base, that I want to pierce ready to go, including ALL layers I want to include. Piercing through all the layers you plan on having allows the holes to stay open, and more pronounced. If you only do them through one layer, when you attach the next layer, it pushes the holes back together.

You will need a paper piercing tool, a foam mat to pierce into, and a guide of your chosing. I use the Stampin' Up piercing guide, but you can use any kind of guide you wish(Tim Holtz has a GREAT ruler for this). Line your guide up in the corner, so that the holes will punch evenly around the edges.

Be sure when piercing, you hold the paper piercing tool upright, and hold your guide tightly in place so it doesn't move when you are piercing your holes. 

Use your guide to go all the way around the image, or card base, so that all the corners meet evenly. 

And here we are, with my finished card....the image I used for this card is from the Sending All My Love stamp set. I paired it with some MME Kate&Co paper. My cardstock colors are Smooth White, Nightshift Blue, Razzle Berry, and Lemon Drop all from MFT. I added some Nightshift Blue grosgrain, a spiral clip, and some brads from Michael's.

Well, that is it for me for now! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!