Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holly christmas - Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #87 - Paper Piercing

Do you know what's this weeks theme at  Digi Doodle Dhop's Best challenge? Well it's paper piercing. It is a technique I like a lot, but unfortunately do not use very often - or rather very rarely.
Background paper was a scrap from K&Company that I dryembossed with my handmade embossing plate and did some sanding afterwards.
I also used that lovely card from BoBunny Father Christmas collection.
I chose this vase with holly branches from DDS Christmas Assortment pack. There are 5 images in the pack and as this month it' s 25% sale, you can get it just for 2,25 $. As I wanted to use my newly purchased Spellbinders dies, this image was perfect for it!
As for the piercing part - I used half circle and small circle piercing tools around my spellbinders label die to create somewhat lacy look. The same is also on the bottom edge of vase.
As you can probably guess, image was colored with ProMarkers and label was inked with Distress inks.
Oh and lots of liquid pearls. I am just sorry that the ones on ribbon flowed out too much... :(

I think I will use piercing more often from now on, because it does gives very interesting details,
Have fun and don't prick your fingers,


  1. Beautiful card - love your paper piercing and the dimension on the berries.
    Denise xx

  2. What a fabulous card,the paper piercing is

  3. Beautiful! The shading is perfect!

  4. This card is definitely a WOW card. Love your coloring and paper piercing. Hugs, Linda

  5. wow liva ...once again i have colouring envy,you have coloured this image to perfection.fantastic card
    tracey x

  6. Now that's a coloring! Love how you've matched the image with the backing paper. And the piercing on the pot is a great idea!


  7. How gorgeous, this looks good enough to eat hun. Lol!!!


  8. This is fantastic. It really looks like the holly is in a glass type vase. Gorgeous job hun.


  9. Wow I love your card. I just adore your colouring and it amazes me that work with those leaves. Love your paper piercing too. Hugs Bettina

  10. You've coloured this image wonderfully and backed it so beautifully.Love the holly berries.
    Lisa x

  11. Wow Liva this is beautiful loving your choice of image and that paper piercing is the tops.
    Lorraine x

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