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Sunday, 5 September 2010

A Different Style

It was my turn to pick the challenges for September on the Cardmaking group I've mentioned before, and I wanted to go for a technique we hadn't used before. After some thought, I went for Paper Pricking. I went hunting for patterns and found an amazing collection in Alisha Sneddon's Photobucket account. I was spoilt for choice, but eventually chose this one:

 I hand cut the two blue pieces of card to mirror the central pricked area of the pattern, and added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the local 99p shop. The paper-pricking itself is time-consuming (and hand-cramping!) but it's a really easy technique otherwise. And now I know my card's been received by my swap-partner, I can show it here.

There's no card from me for the One Stitch at a Time challenge this week. (It seems like ages since I last did one, but between holiday and rota changes, things have been fairly complicated for the organisers. But I've got one coming up next week for our Autism Awareness week.) But if you go over, you'll see some great work from the other DT girls, and if you take part, there's a chance to win some fabulous digi-images.

8 comments:

Laney said...

This is lovely Josephine!! I dont remember the last time I did paper pricking...you've made me fancy having a go at it now and reminded me how very effective it is!!
Super card hun just wanted to thank you for the kind comments they are much appreciated and look forward to seeing your Osaat project next week!!
hugs
laney

Choccy said...

Wow Josephine. The effect that it gives is simply stunning !!

Choccy xx

Love crafts forever said...

This is simply beautiful. Hugs, Nataliya.

Unknown said...

Hi Josephine, Beautiful card, I love having a change from time to time too, I think I have some paper pricking, stencilling, embossing and stitching templates I'll have to dig out! Hugs Jo xxx

Mina said...

stunning Josephine, I love the paper pricking its a really beautiful effect
Mina xxx

Inger Harding said...

This is beautiful Josephine!!

Inger

Lin said...

I see you prefer the same side of the page as me when you prick. I much prefer the clean pricked through to the back look.

This would have look stunning for the CAS at CCM too.

Lin xx

Unknown said...

I love this, its so clean & simple and beautiful

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