Say it with…paper piercing

Posted by on June 1, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps | 6 comments

Hey there,

Glad that you could join me for another challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps. Today is a bitter sweet day, as today is Jess‘ last day on the AnnaBelle DT. Jess has such an eye for CAS cards and she always embraces white space so naturally. It has been fun getting to know Jess and I wish her all the best.

(Tag aco74)

Paper piercing is something I like to do from time to time – usually as a border. I was hoping to be a little more creative than piercing a border, but my time is very limited at the moment and my creative juices are low (I can blame report writing at school) – so I went for a border.

I used a MFT Chevron Stripes die to create the background and then heat embossed the bird cage over the top. Pretty simple really. I have few more ideas for this die floating around in my head, so no doubt you’ll be seeing more of it in the future (when my reports are finished!)


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Love Birds stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Garden Silhouette Stamp Set (sentiment)

Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black

Card: Tag – white, Hero Arts Layering Paper

Other Supplies:  Tim Holtz ruler, paper piercer tool, foam piercing mat, MFT Chevron Stripes die, Cuttlebug, black felt pen, Marbig adhesive tap runner, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm twine – white, Twill ribbon, Heat tool, AnnaBelle Stamps clear embossing powder – Hi gloss

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the DT projects. Their links are on my sidebar. Be sure to drop by Jess’ blog and leave her some extra special love as well.

Until next time,


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  1. Such a sweet tag Marion, LOVE those chevrons and supa funky colours! And of course your ‘piercing’ is perfect!

  2. Wow! This is fabulous! Love it!

  3. This is FANTASTIC! I ADORE the way you lined up the chevrons and then cut the tag out!!!

  4. holy hannah! this is amazing and so beautiful. i love the texture of all the die cut zig zags with the paper piecing. brilliant.

  5. WOW Marion,
    Your tag is soooooooo stunniiing, love your creative mind!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  6. Your tag made me stop in my tracks…amazing.Love the design and colours.

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