Tuesday, 23 August 2011

simply stampin' challenge, week 21

So sorry its so late, as my previous post said, a lot has been happening! This week's challenge is a themed challenge and the theme was

Punch it Up 

I love punches and use them on a daily basis so I was wondering how I could make a card a little differently than my normal excessive use of punches. Therefore I thought I'd show you a card using a technique I saw in the Stampin' Up magazine that all the demos get on a monthly basis, its also a technique we did at class this month! 

Hi There Stencilled Flowers

Stamp Set: Basic Phrases
Ink: Rose Red, Garden Green
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi
Punch: Modern Label, 5 Petal Flower
Accessories: Basic Pearls
Extras: Sponge, Yellow Permanent Marker, Copy Paper, Dimensionals, Tombo

I punched out the flower shape from copy paper and then using the left over copy paper temporarily adhered it to the card with tombo. I then sponged over the top, peeled off the mask to reveal stencilled images! I free hand drew and cut the curve of the card as there was a lot of dead space, it adds a bit of a different quirky look to the card also! To define the edge of the card I sponged around the card, added a sentiment on the modern label punch. Lastly I coloured in some pearls with a permanent marker and added them to the centre of the flower! 

I hope you liked this week's challenge design, I feel like I have lost my mojo a bit with everything going on this month and desperately trying to regain it again! Please do head over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog to see the other design team entries. Don't forget to enter yourself for your chance to win the gorgeous Forest Friends stamp set which is currently being given away! I only wish I was able to win it as they are so cute, but alas, as I am on the design team I can't so one of you lovely ladies has the chance to win it instead! :D 

Thanks for stopping by,

Amanda xoxo

1 comment:

  1. Fab idea to use a punch as a stencil, the sponging adds depth and shading that a solid CS shape lacks. I LOVE the curved shape of your card!