For Charlene's last challenge for the month of May, she chose a good one -- paper piercing. Her exact words were: "make paper piercing the focus of your card." I like this technique because you can make it simple or give it a flare! I chose to give it a flare and use a Spellbinders Pierceabilities die to create a pretty pattern on what would otherwise be a simple CAS card.
I cut the edge off my white cardstock with one of the dies from the Ric Rac Scalloped Pierceabilities set and then I pierced the pattern. I cut the cardstock back by another inch and then scored it at 4 1/4", which made the front piece much shorter than the back. I then cut a piece of blue cardstock and pierced just one section of the pattern and glued it to the white. I used a blue marker to trace the opening. Because of Charlene's directive to make the piercing the focus, I added just a simple sentiment.
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Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Oopsy Daisy
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Smooth, Bang Up Blue
Ink: Memento Bahama Blue (inkpad and marker)
Accessories: Spellbinders Ric Rac Scalloped Pierceabilities