Welcome to my blog! I am a stamp addict who has become obsessed with Mixed Media techniques and learning new techniques! I’m trying to learn how to draw and paint using books and social media. I love creating cards and mixed media projects for others and my family. I blog to keep a record of my progress.
my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was a good one and
you have lovely weekend plans. I loved
being on their Design Team and I shall miss it. However the virus
I’ve had for the past few weeks is still a bit of an issue,
thankfully not as bad an issue, we’re hoping I’m well and truly
over it now lol! Anyways I created a card with the idea of reminding
people that your punches don’t just have to be used as decorative
embellishments. You can use them to create texture and that’s what
I have done here ...
A 145mm square card
Easy to post for a change!
A closer look at the stamped panel
A final look
Created for me and especially
for these Challenges
I have used the beautiful jar
punch here and a lot of snippets too, which are really ideal for
punches. I’ve listed the steps from here on in:
1. I started out by using a
square piece of card, because if it didn’t work I’d have wasted a
card blank. Using a pencil and ruler I drew light lines on the card
and put it aside ready to use.
2. I had several pieces of the
lilac/mauve background paper that weren’t big enough to use for
backgrounds. However I knew they’d be perfect for punching/die
cutting. I punched multiple jars using all of the coloured paper.
3. I laid the punched jars
across the white card trying to space them apart evenly. Once I was
happy I added glue to the back and put them in position. Once they
were all adhered I double checked to make sure they were straight and
evenly spaced and I used a clean brayer to make sure they were all
4. I dug into the snippets
bag again and found a piece of card that I had coloured light blue
and another piece that I had coloured that was purple’ish. I put
the flower stamps in my MISTI then inked them with Spectrum Aqua pens
and lightly sprayed with water before closing the MISTI and I had a
pefectly stamped flower field.
5. I used a penant template
and drew around the penants before cutting them out with a craft
knife and metal edged ruler.
6. I attached the punched jar
square onto my card blank and then glued the stamped panel to the
purple panel. I attached fun foam to the back of the purple panel
and put it in position on the card.
7. I double tied a sheer bow
and trimmed the end of the ribbon to give it pretty edges before
gluing the ribbon and a couple of pearls onto the card.
This card took a bit of time
and I think it was worth it. I also used a lot of snippets, in fact,
everything but the card blank were snippets and that still makes me
proud, lol, because I get a freebie lol! If any of you lovely peeps
are interested I will show any future sewing projects once I’m
sewing in earnest again. I have missed not being able to sew and I’m
hoping to have myself all set up and ready to get back into it again
before the end of October. I just need to go through my sewing
supplies like I did my paper craft supplies and I think a great
de-cluttering will occur.
It’s only as I’ve been
going through my sewing supplies that I realised I’ve always had a
thing for patterns – whether they be paper or fabric lol! I have a
pad of paper that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to use because
it’s so beauriful. I also have several fabrics like that too!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really
do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to
do soon ttfn Karen x
Tim Holtz stamp set
Fiskars large squeeze jar punch; penant template; spray water bottle