Friday, April 23, 2010

Fancy Flower Punch

When I first looked through the Occasions Mini Catalog, the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch was one of those items that immediately caught my eye. And I must say, I haven't been disappointed. I LOVE this punch! :-) Both of these projects also use the stamp set With All My Heart--another fun item from the Mini.

For the first card I started by punching out the flower and crumpling it up into a little ball--yes you read that right. :-) Then I opened it up and placed it on top of the coordinating (Rose Red) ink pad. I walked my fingers over the flower so that the raised edges of the flower picked up the ink. It gives you a cool effect that you'll have to try for yourself.

Stamps: With All My Heart
Ink: Versamark, Close to Cocoa marker
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Fresh Favorites I colored buttons, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, dimensionals

This next project is a 3x3 card. I started by sponging Platinum Shimmer Paint onto the stamp and then stamping on Night of Navy card stock. It gives you a nice subtle shimmer. (Note: although you won't see Shimmer Paint listed in any catalog, it is still available for order.)

After I punched out the image with my Fancy Flower punch, I added the Filigree Designer Brad and the Ice Rhinestone Brad. I finished with the sentiment and by adding dimensionals under each of the Night of Navy layers.

Stamps: With All My Heart
Ink: Platinum Shimmer Paint, Night of Navy marker
Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
Accessories: Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, Filigree Designer Brad, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad, dimensionals


Julie Davison said...

I LOVE the first color! The layout is clean, simple and perfect and the color combination is very eye-catching! Saving to CASE later...

Cindy said...

These are great! I need to pull out and actually use my big flower punch....thanks for sharing.

Candace Lawlor said...

I awarded the Sunshine award to you on my blog. Thank you for brightening my day!

Rochelle said...

Allison, I like the first card's clean lines yet it is so cute!