Using a paper piercing template, a piercing tool and pad, you can create
unique cards and scrapbook pages. Two different designs are created
with a piercing template -- a flat design and a raised design. The flat
design appears on the same side of the paper on which the template is
placed. The raised design is on the opposite side. Which one should
you use? The choice is yours.
- Place the template on the card
and hold in place with removable tape. Tape it on the front of the
card to get a flat design or on the back of the card to get a raised
- Place the card on a piercing
pad. It is helpful to use straight pins in the corners to hold the
template in place, even though you are using removable tape.
- Use the piercing tool and
pierce each hole in the design.
- Use a piercing pad or a very
thick mouse pad. Be sure to check that the piercing tool is not going
through the pad. My sister's table has multiple designs pierced into
the top of it! Fortunately, her table needs to be refinished, so I'm
still around to give you this warning.
- Invest in a piercing
tool. You can use a needle, but it tends to be hard on your hands.
- Use duplex or duo-tone paper
for a great look.
- Be creative. Pierce all
or part of the design.
- Emboss around the edges with a
stylus, if desired.
We carry the following paper
We also have several books on
paper piercing from Ornare.