Saturday, June 11, 2011

Back to the Punch Bunch

Here's hoping you are all well on this rather dark, dreary day -- just one in the many to follow, according to the weather forecasters.  So let's turn it into something a little more cheerful with these two cards.

Both these cards will be offered as a class next Thursday at the Scrapbook Cupboard.  I needed to shake things up a bit with some of our punches, so I took the large and small pear shape punches by Punch Bunch and created a totally new look (a rose or a pinecone is what you normally make with these punches).  Instead, I created something that looks more like a carnation on the card to the left.  If you've never used the pear shapes, then this will be an interesting class for you.  It just gives you another dimension.  Let's face it, punches can be expensive, so squeezing every ounce of versatility from them is paramount.

The card on the right was created using the tiger lily punch. Just by using different colored card stock with the tiger lily punch created a whole new dimension.  The center of the blue flower is made with the small sun punch.  I also used this delightful oval die that I picked up at the Heirloom Show in West Springfield.  And, of course, the E-Z BowZ bow maker was used to create the pretty, soft bows attached to each of the cards.

Additional punches used were a border punch from Martha Stewart and a 4-way punch from Kreaxions. I'm happy with the overall effect and love the soft, spring colors.

Well, that's it for today.  Be sure and hop on over to the E-Z BowZ blog to take a look at my invention!
Ciao for now.
Ciao Bella!

1 comment:

Donna said...

Who wouldn't love making these cards? They are classic DeeDee - beautiful.