Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Trends ~ Piercing and embellishing those flourish type stamps ~

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Holly here with a couple of quick tips on how to get the most of your stamps. We're all loving the fancy flourish piercings that stampers are using these days. You can achieve that look simply without an expensive template!

First, stamp your flourish image (I used the "blowing snow" from Penguin Love and the smaller bee trail from BEE Happy) in the same color ink as your cardstock or versamark.

Next, place a piercing mat below your cardstock and pierce the dots. I use a very small piercing tool for small images and a larger piercing tool for larger images. It does not have to be a dotted image as I have used here. It can be a solid flourish. With a smaller flourish, simply take your time and space your holes as evenly as possible.

You can also use this same technique to create those wonderful 1/2 pearl fourishes! Simply stamp your flourish image and place your pearls in a graduated pattern (larger towards the bottom and graduate to smaller towards the top).

Complete your project!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check back tomorrow :). I am featuring a very special stamper in the Thursday Trendsetter Spotlight!



  1. So cute.... I love the how you weaved in the ribbon.. and the honey comb flowers are adorable!!

  2. Your card is so cute! Thanks for the tips on piercing and adding pearls to flourish designs.


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