Each month I choose a Stampin' Up! product as my Feature Product. For the month of October I am featuring Punches! All punches,including the curly label punch and all hand held punches are on special this month when purchased through me. My Technique Tuesday feature during the month of October will feature different ideas and techniques for using punches. As well, throughout the month of October, you can expect to see projects on my blog featuring watercolouring, and I will be demonstrating with punches during all my October workshops.
Here is the special for October:
- 10% off all punches including the Curly Label and all hand held punches until October 31st
- My October hostesses will receive 20% Off!
If you wish to place an order, you may contact me via email. I accept all major credit cards. Canadian orders only please. Sorry, them's the rules!
Technique Tuesday: Fun with Ovals
Now the first thing I will say here, is that there is not an original idea on the three cards I have to share, and this is not a tutorial. While I love punches, I love them for their convenience and accuracy, and I'm not so much given to using them for things other than their basic purpose. That being said, there are some creative people out there who figure out the darndest things to use these simple shapes as. All of these cards feature simple techniques that I've seen on Splitcoast many since Stampin' Up! introduced the oval punch, and today is the first time I've tried any of them! There are way more than I can feature here today, so if you're into punches, a search for punch art on Splitcoast stampers will show you many more!
This cute little coneflower is made with the large oval punch and a 3/4" circle punch. I used some Old Olive poly twill ribbon for the stem. To get the "stem" to curve, I pulled a thread on one side to"ease" it into a curve. Then I adhered the flower with dimensionals over some Georgia Peach designer paper on Regal Rose. I pierced three dots in each of the scallops. Dawn Easton (TreasureOilerDesignz) has done this a couple of times, and I really liked the look so I had to try it myself!
The only stamping on this card is the sentiment from "Absolutely Fabulous" in Versafine Onyx Black.
Recipe: Stamps: Absolutely Fabulous Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Georgia Peach designer papers Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: Lg Oval punch, 3/4" circle punch, scallop border punch, dimensionals, Old Olive Poly Twill ribbon, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer & template, dimensionals
Finished dimensions: standard A2 (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
This card is another version of an oval punch flower. Here I used this week's Colour Challenge colours from SCS; Pirouette Pink, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip. I love Pirouette Pink, but it is the hardest colour to photograph! No stamping at all on this one!
Recipe: Stamps: none Paper: Whisper White, Pirouette Pink, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose designer paper Ink: none Accessories: Lg & sm oval punches, scallop border punch, filigree brad, rub ons, paper piercer, 1" circle punch, Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon
Card dimensions: 3 1/4" x 6"
My card above was was cased from this one that Jessie Rone Can you say addicted to Stamps? sent me some time ago. You can see where I got my inspiration. If you need some more...hop over to Jessie's blog and you'll get an eyefull! Did you know she's the latest and greatest Dirty Girl? Well now you do!
I did snap a few shots of how to create the ring, in case it's not familiar to some of you.
First you punch the small oval. Not too close to the edges.
Now you want to position the large oval punch framing the small punch.
And there you have the ring!
Now here is my last card...and I've saved the best for last. Everyone has been making these cool little oval punch pumpkins...so I had to give it a go! Most recently, Nancy Riley created this amazing card...so I totally cased the stems and ribbons from her...isn't it just to die for! I love Nancy's work. Everytime she posts something, it's one of those "now why didn't I think of that?" moments. So this time instead of not thinking of it I cased it!
For this card I chose my Washington Apple designer series papers along with Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, and So Saffron. I used the oval punches for tabs too...another cool way to use the oval punches! Riding Hood Red striped ribbon and Always Artichoke grosgrain are the only embellishments next to the silver brads. The ovals were dotted with a black marker and sponged with Pumpkin Pie before creating the pumpkins. Aren't they so cute??? The only stamp on this one is from Verve's Abundant Blessings...and it was just so fitting for this card!
Recipe: Stamps: Abundant Blessings (Verve) Paper: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Washington Apple dp, So Saffron prints dp Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: lg & sm oval punches, Riding Hood Red striped ribbon, Always Artichoke striped ribbon, black marker, brads, photo corner punch, dimensionals
Finished card size 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Well that's it for today. I hope I've reminded you to use these ideas you've likely seen before! They are not new, but everything you create with them is fresh and new to someone! Share it and send it!
Happy Tuesday everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by! You know I love it when you do!