Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Punch Techniques Blog Hop

Welcome to the Technique Tuesday Blog Hop and this month our theme is Punches. Hop along with us as we share ideas and techniques to help you incorporate punches into your projects. 
For my card design today, I wanted to show how you can create "windows" to frame focal elements and sentiments to step up your card design. I chose to use the Label Me Lovely Punch to create an opening that would frame a daisy created with the Medium Daisy Punch and an opening created with the Tailored Tag Punch for the sentiment. The color combination I chose was Fresh Freesia, Gray Granite and Basic White for a touch of Gold with the embellishments. The detailed background was created with the new Timber 3D Embossing Folder in the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.
Products Used:
Pansy Patch stamp set (item #154999)
Timber 3D Embossing Folder (item #156406)
Label Me Lovely Punch (item #151296)
Medium Daisy Punch (item #149517)
Tailored Tag Punch (item #145667)
Fresh Freesia Cardstock (item #155613)
Gray Granite Cardstock (item #146983)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Fresh Freesia Classic Stamp Pad (item #155611)
Gilded Gems (item #152478)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Fresh Freesia Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Two medium daisies punched with the Medium Daisy Punch
Basic White Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Gray Granite Cardstock
Layer 2 - 5" x 3 3/4" Embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder
This fun card design is a great way to use your punches. To create the windows, I punched out an opening from the top of the embossed Gray Granite cardstock using the Label Me Lovely Punch and then punched an opening from the bottom using the Tailored Tag Punch. I attached the Basic White cardstock layer to the Fresh Freesia card base and then added the embossed Gray Granite layer to the Basic White layer with Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up. For the daisy, I punched out two medium size daisies from Fresh Freesia cardstock and I sponged the petals with Fresh Freesia Classic ink. I layered the two daisies, attaching them together with Mini Glue Dots and attached the daisy to the center of the top window with a Stampin' Dimensional. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set in the center of the bottom window using Fresh Freesia Classic ink. To add a touch of bling, I added a large Gilded Gem to the center of the daisy and two small Gilded Gems to the sentiment window to complete the design. I love that the windows protect the daisy and the Gilded Gems so that it can be mailed to a family member or friend to celebrate their special day. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will give you some ideas to help inspire you to use punches in your projects. There are so many wonderful ways to use them. 
Now it's time to visit with the talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators taking part in today's Blog Hop. Just click the links in the Roll Call List below to see all the amazing projects and ideas they have to share. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects.

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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