Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Splitcoast Tutorial - No-Line Piercing

I'm sharing a tutorial over on Splitcoaststampers today for No-Line Piercing - it's a fun and easy technique where you use a stamped image as a template for a pierced design. Check it out!

Here's the sample I made for the video - the floral stamp I used is from Penny Black. On this sample, I filled the flower center in with French knots - I love that look, though it takes a little longer. 

The scallop die I used here is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps; the embossing folder is by Darice, and the twine is from the Twinery.

I love the look of this technique without color too, so here's a variation in white and ivory, using tiny adhesive pearls for the flower center. I painted the flower with Pearl White Lumiere paint, and the white layers have a tiny bit of sparkle (Malmero cardstock).

Here's the flower a little closer so you can see the shimmer of the paint...

...and one more bonus card, using stamps from Flourishes. This was done for last week's sketch challenge at Splitcoast!

Here's the cup a little closer - I used Shinhan Premium Watercolors to color it, and the small die cuts are from Impression Obsession.

Let me know if you give this a try - I'd love to see!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a stunning assortment of no line pierced cards! Thank you for the idea and tutorial (you do crack me up 'I almost went blind using black ink!') Thank you very talented lady!!!

  2. WOW!! Dina, I love the look of the French Knots on the center of the flower, that is really a beautiful detail. I've never heard of no line piercing but thanks to your fabulous video, I will definitely give it a try, it looks amazing.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful and new (to me) technique.

  3. That is such a pretty look, I have added French knots to my cards but always tried to put them in the same hole, this will make it so much easier, I love the look of hand stitching on my cards if I have the time, I like how this technique give that look but doesn't take as much time if you just pierce, tfs!

  4. Such a wonderful new technique Dina...thanks so much! I do know how to make the French knots, since I do embroidery.
    This will be fun to do.

  5. This had been great video, lucky I know how to make a french knot, one of the first I learned. Love the the cards that you have designed with the paper piercing. the last card is my favorite. Great job and thanks for sharing your creativity.

  6. Thank you for showing how easy it is to make a really impressive card. I plan to make a wedding card using your idea of white on white either with pearls or french knots. I'll probably use knots made with shimmer thread. Your cards are so grand.

  7. Your cards are amazing--so detailed and elegant. Thank you for sharing your watercolor technique.