Saturday, September 6, 2008

Paper Piercing Technique

My friend's son turned one this week and I decided to make his birthday card. She's one of those people who can appreciate the work that went into making the card. KWIM?

I came up with a pretty easy paper piercing technique to make this cute clown card and thought I'd share it with you! I found this clown in Microsoft clip art; I played around with the size to get it where I wanted and then printed it twice.

I then cut out certain elements from the first copy and taped them to selected pieces of patterned paper. (I used scotch tape because it won't tear the paper.) Once taped to the paper, I cut out each element inside the black outline.

I then adhered them to the second copy. By cutting inside the outline on the first copy, I was able to maintain the outline once adhered to the second copy.

Once all of the elements were adhered, I then cut out the 2nd copy of the clown.

I then adhered the clown to the card and applied the same technique to the juggling balls. Finally, I applied rub-ons to personalize the card.

This is the message I added to the inside of the card!
Thanks for looking!!

15 comments:

scrapndiva said...

very nice, I love the technique, I would never have guessed all that went into the card.

Momma Liia said...

Totally love the idea! Can't wait to try it out! thanks for sharing!

Deanne Burton said...

Great paper piecing card!!!!

jerseytjej said...

That is so cute! Not clowny scarey, lol!

cakes_are_fun said...

WOW, that must have taken a while! He is very cute (and I don't like clowns).

TraceyT said...

Great technique. the outcome is def. worth all the time. Adorable.

Renee said...

Love that clown!!

Lily said...

oooooooooooooo, super cute even though I have a clown phobia! mad scissor skills

TanishaRenee said...

y'all are cracking me up, I have a clown phobia, too!! LOL!

LME said...

Lovely idea :)

scrappin{jewlz} said...

Really cute technique!!!

stamprgrl said...

that is really really cute!

Shannon Wyman said...

Wonderful card, and let me say this.... girl you are patient!! I piecing all those balls... wow! End result is great!! Thank-you for sharing this technique!

Mommy2Liam said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

Jessi Gribbin said...

I love this clown!! Left you some love on my blog. :)
Hugs,
Jessi

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