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Paper piercing is becoming almost an essential for scrapbooking pages. This type of art adds the illusion of depth and dimension to page layouts. It helps draw attention to a certain element on your cards or pages.
Stamps can be used for paper piercing to create the dimension you are seeking for your scrapbook pages. You can make your images appear to “pop out” by placing one identically stamped image on top of another. To begin stamp your image twice once on your card or layout and another time on a piece of cardstock. Carefully cut out the stamped image on the separate piece of cardstock and place it on top of the original image. This type of layering adds breadth and appeal to your work.
You can glue the image directly onto the paper (this is called layering) or use 3-D foam squares or pop dots to make a raised image. For example if you are using a teddy bear image you could cut out extra ears, nose, arms and legs to make the image “stand out” on your layout.