Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SUOC35 It's a Punch Thing

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.
Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heidi..... did you score first then punch or punch then score?

Nancy

Heidi Baks said...

Punch, then score.

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Heidi, LOVE this snowflake that you did and fabulous card. Might have to do it myself some time :)

Yapha said...

Oh, that came out fabulous!! Love the colors you used it with too!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Gorgeous snowflake!! I missed that in the SS. Might have to go back and check it out. Great idea for my January hostess club!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Wow, it must have been tricky not to rip where the holes are located. But it came out beautiful, TFS!

Jen Timko said...

Love the colors on this Heidi! Perfect use of that sketch too.

Katherine said...

Great card!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful, lacy snowflake! Thanks for the inspiration.