Friday 26 July 2013

Punches on Parade

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Punches used:-
3" circle 
2" Catherine Wheel & Heart
1" plum 
Large Sunflower & Beech Leaf
Regular Sunflower 1
Mini Sun
FRCL 129 Garden Greetings
Magenta Buds & Flourishes
Magenta 12 x 12 paper (Memor 190)
"A Little Bird Told Me" 
8" x 8" card blank
s/a pink pearls
Mark Richards Elements in pink
Liquid Pearls
Brown organza ribbon & pink narrow
Pearl paper
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Time to dust off those punches this week & I must say I really enjoyed creating this card. Start with an 8x8 card blank which I have cut & re assembled as a gatefold. Cover the front with the Magenta paper before punching the circle in the centre. If you punch a template first & lightly mark with a pencil you'll get your circle in the right place. As the paper is double sided punch another circle to use as the base for the flower arrangement which will go inside the card. 

The large flower is made with the Catherine Wheel  lightly shaded at the edges with a pink inkpad & finished with the regular Sunflower& pink element at the centre. The 2 smaller flowers are made with the plum punch with the large Sunflower & mini Sun at the centre &  finished with the s/a pearls. Before placing the arrangement inside the card I randomly stamped the back of the card using the Buds & Flourishes from Magenta with a pink chalk inkpad. 

I added the chocolate brown organza ribbon to the right hand side of the card front with a few more elements & a little twist of the narrow pink organza ribbon.  Lastly I punched 2 hearts in white & pink linen card to add the greeting & the pretty butterfly & flowers which all come from Garden Greetings from Francoise Read. Come on, get those punches out!!  

Subtle stamping for the background 

A closer look at the punched flowers

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