Tuesday, October 15

Everything Papercraft - Ornare

Originally done using pieces of tin, ornare is a simple and effective technique that involves piercing surfaces to create pictures and patterns with a series of holes. Paper ornare generally uses metal templates that can be purchased in various sizes and designs, from full focal images to borders and corner adornments.  Simply lay a piece of heavy paper or card over a foam pad, place the ornare template on top then prick the paper with a piercing tool or needle following the guide. In the paper craft world, most of us know this technique as paper piercing, which is seen a lot in Pergamano or parchment craft. 


  1. Wow, Becky for sharing this!! I've an ornare stencil which Ive used but just dry embossed, it worked well then cut it out, its a frame, but must try this too, wasn't sure how it was used.
    Lovely classic card.
    Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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  2. What an exquisite card - I must get my template(s) out again and play with them

  3. Pretty! Now I have to get mine out and see what I can come up with!

  4. Beautiful card and such a great technique...thanks for sharing.