Sunday, June 29, 2008

Can't get Enough of my Square Punches!

I have always been a fairly frugal person so the thought of spending on square punches seemed ridiculous. I thought, I can cut squares why would I want that? Then I got one free...within a week I had to have the smaller one too! I love these punches it makes it so easy to make a modern fun looking card. I would have avoided making these cards in the past because it was `fiddly`and things never looked quite right. Now that I have the 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" punches this kind of card is super easy!

Here are a couple of cards with very different looks but both using the matted square punches and some watercolouring. I featured the in colors in both cards because I know I will have to say farewell very soon!!

Stamps: Embrace Life,
Paper: River Rock textured CS, Ruby Red, Ginger Blossom DSP, watercolour paper
Ink: Same as paper+ stazon black
Tools & Acc.: Aquapainter, earth elements watercolour wonder crayons, river rock and groovy guava double stitched ribbon, rhinestone brad from pretties kit, DD glitter, 2-way glue, punches: 1-3/8 & 1-1/4 square, small oval, word window

Stamps: Unfrogettable (retiring...sigh...)
Paper: textured wild wasabi CS, watercolour paper, brilliant blue, Jersey shores DSP
Ink: Stazon black
Tools & Acc.: Aqua-painter, bold bright watercolour wonder crayons, crop-a-dile, white eyelets, corner rounder, DD glitter, 2-way glue, signo white gel pen, pumpkin pie 3/8 GG, punches: 1-3/8 & 1-1/4 square, small oval, designer label

This last card was lots of fun to do, I just randomly stamped images from the Unfrogettable set in stazon then watercoloured them, added a touch of glitter ( a must!) and punched out 6 squares from the page. By turning the punch up side down you can slide it around your paper until you see a pleasing design and punch!

Still more to come but I have to get my July Newsletter out first!

1 comment:

Sue said...

I adores these cards...but the bug one is too cute by far! Think I have to pull out my punches too and use them more!
TFS. Sue