Sunday, November 14, 2010

Unconventional way to use a punch

Good morning Fellow Papercrafters!

This morning I will show you a card I made where I unconventionally used a Martha Stewart Around-the-Page paper punch to build a holiday wreath.

Here, I took the "Laurel" corner punch I won as part of the full set (thank you Diane Campbell Payne @ Capadia Designs, and the good folks at Martha Stewart Living!).

Using only the corner punch, I punched out approximately 50 "corners" from which I trimmed the bases into rounded images, leaving the Laurel leaves intact. Then I laid a circle of paper adhesives in a wreath sized circle on white cardstock, and glued down the corner-punch pieces to form the wreath.

I punched two small holes, using my Crop-A-Dile, for a place to tie the ribbon bow. Then I further embellished the wreath with a few gold pearls I had on hand, and stamped the greeting inside the wreath. The stamp is from a holiday set I recently purchased from Whiff of Joy, in Switzerland. Isn't the internet a wonderful thing, connecting all of us around the world through a common interest?

I cut the white cardstock to size, in this case, to fit onto a 6x6" card. I rounded the corners, and layered the white stock onto an accent red cardstock.

1 comment:

Shawn Mosch said...

Great idea! I might have to try this.