Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's All in the Punch!

I'll just start off with...I'm so excited about this post! Not to toot my own horn, but I simply love how today's card turned out. Since I'm obviously all backwards with posting a Father's Day card BEFORE Mother's Day, I figured I should make all right in the world and post a Mother's Day card. I saw examples of this style card on several Stampin' Up Demo sites, so I will not sit back and take credit for the idea, but I did make it with my own two hands!

Stampin' Up Supplies you will need include: Ornament Punch, 2-Step Bird Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, coordinating card stock, ink, white gel pen, smooch spritz (available in the SU! Summer Mini Catalog)

I'll go ahead and show you the finished project first...

Ain't she somethin'? (had to get my Okie accent in a bit)

Ok, so on to my mini-tutorial of events in creating said card....

Using yellow card stock, punch out the bird wing on the 2-step bird punch a zillion times...or between 17-20 times...whichever you prefer.

Take 2 or 3 wing pieces and glue together to look like tulip buds. I used SU! glue dots to attach mine. Sponge contrasting ink at the bottom of the buds and a little up the sides of the flowers. I used Pink Pirouette which is an In Color coming back in the July SU! Catalog. I used the large oval punch to create the stems by punching out just a portion of the oval to create a natural curve to the stems. You could also use the 2-step bird punch leaves but I wanted my stems to have a bit more "meat" to them. Attached to the back of each bud with another glue dot.

The vase was so crazy simple. Using the ornament punch, line up your decorative paper, leaving off the bottom part of the punch, and punch out a cute little vase. I also sponged some complimentary color to the paper to give the vase more depth. Attach the vase to your card leaving an opening at the top for your flowers.

Next, arrange your flowers in the vase as you like and attach to your background paper using glue dots.

Other notes of interest....the background whisper white card stock has vanilla shimmer Smooch Spritz on it. The picture doesn't do the spray justice....I love love love how it made a pearlized look to the paper. The item will be available May 1st and is in the Summer Mini Catalog.

I also made another tulip and attached it with my sentiment to the inside of the card. Its all in the details, right?

Tonight I'll be making a couple more cards for baby showers and more birthdays...so stayed tuned. :-)

Happy Stampin!


  1. This is a great card! Thanks for blessing my day and posting over at Stampin' Connection!

  2. It's great!!! I love punch art, and this is a great creation showcasing SU's great punches! :) tfs

  3. Very nice! Isn't it great how versatile all of SU!'s punches are?? Makes it a lot easier to sell them! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Following you from SC, I Love the punch art!! Thanks for sharing.