Monday, 2 August 2010

Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight on 'Punches'

At Crafty Cardmakers this week, we have a technique spotlight and the theme this week is 'punches'.

I rather like the Martha Stewart punches as they're so easy to use and have so many lovely designs.

My base card is a rose-coloured Bazzil 'Bling' and over that, a hammered cream card which I've bordered with the large deep Martha Stewart dasiy border.

This I 'daubed' with chalks to bring out the texture and to add a bit of interest

Next I used my Mega Curved Rectangle Nestie to make a mini-card to adhere to the front of the main card, and this I first mounted on some pink pearlescent paper I'd punched with another Martha Stewart small border punch.

I used some rose-pink ribbon to trim both cards, adding definition and made the tag with a tag punch and scraps of paper & pink mylar tape.

The large flower was created with a poinsettia Nestie and a blossom Nestie and the large leaves are individual leaves of a Sizzix poinsettia die.

Hope you like it...!
Ei x


  1. Great card Ei - the flower is fab and it's full of so many beautiful details! Cheers Claire x

  2. I love everythign about this ! The flowers are great! And the border punch is fab.

  3. WOW this is gorgeous!! I love the colors you used and all of the layers!...thanks for stopping by! :o)

  4. That flower is spectacular! I just love all the details, and the frilly borders.

  5. Gorgeous card! Love your colour combo and your flower is fabulous too!


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