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Monday, July 5, 2021

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #173: Anything Goes with option Punch It! (use a hand punch and/or die)...


This month, the option for our July challenge at Let's Craft and Create is to use a punch or die on your creation. I have lots of dies and use them often (almost always, if I'm honest), so I decided to challenge myself to use NO dies, only punches, for the special shapes I needed.  Here are the punches I chose:

The first two punches are by EK Success, the leaf punch is from Martha Stewart and the flower punch is by Recollections.

Here's the card I created:

I started by using a 3D embossing folder to create a dimensional background. Then i went digging through my papers and found some old (really old) paint sample cards--those cards you pick up at the paint or hardware store when you're trying to decide what color paint to buy. I had a few pale pink ones and decided to use them.

I punched my flowers from the paint samples and lightly inked their centers. I punched a few leaves from a scrap of pale green cardstock. To give them a little dimenson, I folded them in half and ran them through my crimper. I also inked their edges and ridges a bit with a dauber.

I also pulled out some heavy vellum and punched a few little leafy branches. Can you see them? They're a little more visible IRL.

The sentiment stamp I selected fit perfectly on the largest punched label. I ran the edges of my label across a gold metallic ink pad to define it a bit against the white background. It's been adhered with foam squares.

The tiny holes in the centers of my flowers were filled with gold from a Viva Decor pen. Also, I popped each one up with foam squares.

You can see the vellum "branch" pretty well in this picture. It is extending down from the center flower.

This is the inside of my card. I found a five-petal flower in my stamps. I think it's from a Bo Bunny set, but I'm not sure. It was stamped with Memento ink and colored with alcohol markers. The sentiment was also stamped.

Now it's your turn to give this latest challenge a try. The Design Team has a ton of inspiration for you. Just click here to see what they've created. Remember, you can always choose "Anything Goes" to enter, and you've got the rest of July, so there's plenty of time!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



designbydonna said...

This is absolutely beautiful. The pink flowers highlight the embossed flowers. Love the delicate look of the flowers and leaves.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

The vellum made beautiful flowers! It's a very pretty sympathy card. (I have that sentiment stamp set you used on the outside and use it a lot.)

Lynette said...

So beautiful, Cheryl! I especially love the embossed background. I don't have any 3-D folders yet, but they sure are gorgeous. Nice use of punches.

Jeanne H said...

I love your velum flowers. I too need to use my punches! ;-)

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful sympathy card as well as friendship card. Your punches worked beautifully for this card. The deep embossed background is awesome as well.