Morning Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your holidays, and maybe you'll have a chance to play along with us this week. At Stampin' Up Only Challenges, we have a challenge that was particularly hard for me, using a punched item as the focal point of your project. Most punches I have are used for easily punching out sentiments. Hmmm, how am I going to make that a focal point? It wasn't straight forward; I had to think a bit.
In a recent issue of Stampin' Success magazine, they showed using a border punch to make an accordion flower. This one was special though, because it used the Lace Ribbon Border punch to make a snowflake. Perfect!
This one is a little tricky because of all the open space. I found that I had to lengthen the punched strip to 8-1/2", as a 6" strip was too much stress on the folds.
I have been on a Clean & Simple kick lately, and I used sketch #164 again.
I also spritzed the snowflake with White Frost shimmer paint/alcohol mixture, for extra sparkle. The sentiment is printed with My Digital Studio.
Paper: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cheerful Treat DSP; Ink: Not Quite Navy; Accessories: Lace Ribbon Border punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Triple Flower punch, Pearl jewels, Sponge, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Big Shot, My Digital Studio.
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