Punch it, pierce it, pop it, stick it. No we're not talking about balloons. We're talking about a fun technique called piercing, so whether you prefer to pierce with a paper piercer or push pin it is easy to create great layouts with this whimsical skill.
Piercing on your layouts is a great way to create your own unique embellishments, and draw attention to certain elements on a page or around photos as well. My favorite paper piercer is from We R Memory Keepers - Brad setter/Piercing tool. Their ergonomic handle is comfortable to hold, the large cover is hard to lose and the heavier weight makes it easy to push through the paper. If you don't own a paper piercer and a push pin can't be found, you can make your own piercing tool with a sewing needle pushed through a pencil eraser.
In the Beach Beauty page below, I drew attention to the windy beach day by accentuating the wind element with paper piercing in the top right corner. I also pierced holes around the title in the lower corner and then again around the pink surfboard to create a fun point of interest on the page.
Beach Beauty by Annette Hardy
In the Life page below I used the piercing technique to highlight the fun circular element on the page by piercing right through the chipboard. Chipboard is fun to pierce through and simple with the right tool. So get that tool and punch something, piercing is a fun technique! For more ideas and creative techniques stop by a Creating Keepsakes Convention near you to take fun classes and enjoy fabulous shopping.
Life by Annette Hardy
In the next 60 minutes, complete a layout using the piercing technique. By participating, you'll use up your stash, complete a project with a fun technique and have the chance to win one of two prizes from Little Yellow Bicycle!
You have 60 minutes to complete the project. At the end of the 60 minutes, photograph or scan your project, and upload the image to the Club CK gallery (learn how to upload your project here). Then leave a comment below with the URL link to your page by 2:15 P.M. MST today. For example, your comment could look like this: "My page is posted here: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/31086.aspx." One winner will be randomly selected who participates in the live challenge.
Note: If you're new to Club CK, you'll need to create a free account here in order to be able to upload your project. register now so your account will be active by the time you complete your project.
If you can't join us for the live challenge, you can still enter to win! The second prize will be awarded to one randomly selected person who leaves the URL link to his or her page in the comments section below by 9:00 a.m MST, February 14, 2011. The winners will be announced at the bottom of this article.
Can't wait to see what you create!
--Annette Hardy, CKC Instructor
Congrats to SandyP who was the randomly selected winner. To claim your prize, look for a conversation from Erika H in the My Conversations section of your My Profile page.
Congrats to ShellyJ who was the randomly selected winner. To claim your prize, look for a conversation from Erika H in the My Conversations section of your My Profile page.