The circle portion of the Stampin' Up! Essentials Paper Piercing Pack is one that I could use with my punches as I have several circle punches. However, I wanted to try something a little different since sewing is so popular right now. I have two containers full of DMC embroidery floss left from the 70's and 80's when I did a lot of counted cross stitch. It has come in handy on several papercrafting projects .
The first card I tried, I stitched across and back for this effect:
Which do you like better? I thought I liked the first one best but seeing the card side by side, I think the running stitch makes the rainbow seem bigger.
For the bottom of the card, I've used an old Inkadinkado sentiment. A St. Patrick's Day one would be perfect here. The cardstock is Stampin' Up!'s new Gumball Green.
Here is the video at YouTube:
I've got one more of these paper piercing cards coming next week. It is a dressier card and probably my favorite of the series.
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I can't pick a card because I like them BOTH! Love the same card with 2 different looks and both are happy :) Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Loved the vid! KathiReplyDelete
Lisa, I think the second card makes the rainbow look bigger because the rounded corners at the top make the eye continue to see the circular pattern. Does that make sense? I like them both though. I'm enjoying seeing the versatility of the paper piercing pack! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Yes, that makes perfect sense! I meant to round the corners on the first card but got everything put in place with glue dots before I remembered.Delete
You know, I really do like them both. I know the backstitching takes so much more floss, so I tend not to do it unless absolutely necessary.ReplyDelete
That stitched rainbow is SO FUN!! What a great use of the paper piercing pack! Love these cards, Lisa.ReplyDelete