I’ve been obsessed with cut out paper art recently, so it’s only natural that I decided to give pin pricking a try. To make your own, you’ll need:
Cardstock or paper
Thumbtacks, pins or a needle
Cardboard or something else to punch into.
To start, I created a template in Photoshop, printed to regular paper and cut it to size. I lightly taped my template on my cardstock. Before I started on my actual design, I tested different pins, level of pressure, and working direction. I chose to use a thumb tack on a semi-soft cutting mat working from the front.
For a less subtle design, work punch holes from the back.
Working on my cutting mat, I traced the design with the pin. I decided I liked the design better as just an outline, but if you prefer, you can fill yours in.
As you can see, the design is subtle, but I love the texture.