Saturday, 23 February 2013

A pierced thank you

Today, as usual, Jen and Chrissie's samples at Less is More are truly inspirational and, despite a 'to do' list as long as my arm, I couldn't resist joining in with a quickie. The challenge is Piercing and I knew Stampin' Up's Essentials Paper Piercing templates would make short work of that! Come and see:


My cup image was stamped on Whisper White card stock and cut out with my Decorative Label punch. I used one of the templates in the pack to pierce a coordinating shape on some Rich Razzleberry card stock and cut around it to create a frame. I liked the way the dots on the 'steam' and the sentiment echoed the piercing. (Both the stamp sets AND the piercing templates are available free as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion - find out all about it here.)


I added a sprinkling of self-adhesive gems to help draw the eye into a triangular shape...


... and popped the label up onto dimensionals. There's quite a lot of layering in this card but I hope you'll agree that it remains nice and CAS!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Patterned Occasions, Itty Bitty Banners (both Sale-a-bration freebies)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Card stock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Essentials paper-piercing pack, Basic Rhinestones, Decorative Label punch, markers
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My Stampers 6 club order turned up late yesterday and I've been busy sorting it out today and putting it into parcels for my lovely ladies. Everyone gets a little handmade gift and a card, as well as their goodies and Sale-a-bration gifts, and I always get quite excited imagining them opening their parcels! If you'd like to join in with the fun, do let me know as soon as possible as there are only a couple of places left on my group starting in May.

My sons are both delighted that I've been so busy and have taken full advantage... they've declared it an xbox day in our house today!

See you soon,

35 comments:

  1. You are SO right - the dots in the piercing and the banner and even the polka dots on the cup work together perfectly!

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  2. I think I'm going to have to get the piercing templates, I'm sure they'll make short work of this technique. This card is stunning, I'm glad you couldn't resist!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  3. Hola Vicky, my son have the wii Skylanders day :D:D:D, i need to finish a wedding project:D.
    Simply stunning and gorgeous card, elegant and very classy, i love it, because i love the tea:D:D:D.
    A warm hug from Palma

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  4. Love the colour you've used here Vicky - a very cute CAS card!

    Sharon
    x

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  5. Hi vicky
    Gorgeous card... Must find my templates out....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

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  6. ah thank goodness we have passed the X box stage you couldnt get my oldest out of his room he even smuggled it to the UK when he went off to study ! What a clever card and totally gorgeous love how the heart looks paper pierced too.

    Marie

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  7. Super card Vicky and love your little tea cup and colours

    Anne

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  8. I love the colour of your card and it's given me inspiration to try again with my pokey tool (that I don't use much).

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  9. What an elegant creation -- it looks lovely in Rich Razzleberry!

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  10. Such a beautiful CAS card! Your piercing is perfect and your colors are gorgeous! I like the way you used the gems for highlighting, too.

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  11. gorgeous! I've been trying to come up with something for this challenge today - my bin is full of failures and my fingers are full of piercings. I guess I'm not a natural piercer!

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  12. ooo sounds like Christmas, unpacking all those goodies :0)
    Fabulous card, the piercing templates are just the job for this challenge :0)
    Jenny x

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  13. Very pretty, love the elegant colours too

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  14. Love this card which has all your usual style and 'craftiness' hallmarks. Rich Razzleberry is a beautiful colour. The bling does pull your eye n too, another great tip! Hope you are having a great weekend as well as your boys!

    Louise xx

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  15. Stunning as always Vicky. Love the colours you`ve used too.
    Lynne xxx

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  16. Visiting from Less is More - this is fabulous. I love the different shaped die cuts you've used :0) Mo

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  17. Love your card Vicky, I do like the paper piercing templates that match the dies, just finishes them off - could quite easily buy one of everything from the SU catty...lol (not sure my hubby would approve though.)

    x

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  18. Hi Vicky.. this is stunning.. love the colour and the embossed framelit

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  19. Love this Vicky! I love the monochrome simplicity and the paper piercing pack is just fab isn't it! :)
    Lizy xx

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  20. That is a fabulous card, Vicky! Simply elegant

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  21. Oh! I LOVE the this, gorgeous colours and the piercing is fab.

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  22. I absolutely love your card Vicky, the design so simple but with great effect. The brilliant little stamped image and fab paper piecing.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  23. Definitely CAS Vicky and definitely gorgeous!
    M x

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  24. Lovely card using this fun pricing tool Vicky, I love the colour you used, and the sweet little steaming cup of tea!

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  25. This challenge was made for you eh ? Gorgeous card as always.

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  26. Gorgeous card Vicky, love the piercing. I've been looking back at your earlier posts, love the ring box tutorial - have you found your Cartier diamond cluster yet?!!! - Jacqueline xx

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  27. I love this card, Vicky, it looks really effective.
    Everyday is Xbox day for my son... xxxx

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  28. Fabulous matching with the piercing and dotted elements in your design ... splendid! Anita in France :)

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  29. Beautiful and simple design. Love the colors and the paper piercing as well.
    Eva

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  30. this really does work really really well together ! love it x

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  31. Gorgeous card Vicky. Great idea using the paper piercing for steam.

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  32. A truly gorgeous card. I love the simplicity of the Razzleberry and white colour combo, and all the details you have added - superb! x x

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  33. Gorgeous card Vicky - hope to see you Monday! MWAH xx

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  34. Dots, dots and more dots...perfectly executed!!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x