(Edited to add piercing template below) . . . Philippians 4:13 -- My Divine Design project this month. If you've missed the others over the past several months, you can click on "Divine Design" at the bottom of this post or in the Category list over in my right sidebar.
You can read all about this challenge over on SplitcoastStampers.com here -- anyone is welcome to play along. In last month's post, I showed you my intent for these pages -- to make matching 6-inch scrapbook pages of my daughters and give the full album to my Mom at the end of the year . . . I think she'll like that!
This scripture is from the set I've been primarily using for this challenge, Papertrey Ink's Everyday Blessings. It is stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black onto these yummy Bohemia papers by My Mind's Eye that my friend, Eli, sent me -- I'm not certain if the pattern is still available.
The flourish around the verse is Karen Lockhart's Vine Millinery Embellishment, stamped in Adirondack Cloudy Blue, then clear Copic Spica glitter pen outlines it. The verse was cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles and matted with Classic Scalloped Circle dies. I pierced holes around the outer edge of the circle.
The background square is 5.25" with 1-inch half circles adhered to the back, creating the scalloped edge and making the overall size 6". Another Millinery Embellishment was stamped on coordinating green paper and placed in the upper left corner. The holes of the design were pierced and this piece was also outlined with clear glitter pen.
That yummy fuzzy dot ribbon is by May Arts that my sweet friend, Cindy, sent me from her StarLitStudio store ... it's available in all different colors!
Edited: I meant to take a photo of the piercing template I used but totally forgot. Of course, some of you had questions about this (and that's great!). I first showed these templates back in May on my blog here. It is a round plastic needlepoint craft canvas I first learned about from my friend, Jody. Here's how to use it:
Just lay it over the paper you want pierced and select which row fits your project best. Because the holes in the canvas are larger than your piercing tool (or you can just use a thumb tack/push pin), choose a spot within the hole to stay consistent from one to the next. For instance, the lower left corner of the hole.
You can usually find these canvases in just about any crafting store (or probably WalMart), in the yarn/knitting/needlepoint/cross-stitch kit aisle. The one I used here is 3" across and came in a package of 10 for $1.17 at Hobby Lobby. They are available in different shapes and sizes. You can even purchase large sheets of it and cut it to whatever shape you need! Or Gina K Designs is offering a Piercing Template-3 pack of a circle, star & square for $1.49.
I hope that helps!