Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mel's Punch Challenge

My gorgeous team member Mel has set yet another fabulous challenge for us - this time to use as many punches as we could!! Now those of you that have talked to me recently would know that I had lost my mojo :(
Well I thought this challenge might help me find it - and it did!!! I'm stoked with how this card turned out, and since making it I have made 4 more cool designs for my regional swaps- YAY! I wont be arriving empty handed!!
Anyway, back to the punch card - its based on a vase of flowers, it uses a grand total of 13 different punches, here it is...

OK, so the punches I used were:

  1. 1/16" circle
  2. 1/8" circle
  3. 1 3/8" circle
  4. 1 1/4" circle
  5. 3/4" circle
  6. 1/2" circle
  7. Word Window
  8. Photo Corners
  9. Tag
  10. Corner Rounder
  11. 5-Petal Flower
  12. Scallop Circle
  13. Spring Flower Bouquet

I really wanted to get more in but it started to get messy and look like I was using punches just for the sake of using punches (which I was!). I'm really happy with how this card turned out - it's just as I imagined it, it meets the challenge requirements to use a many punches as I could, and I just think it looks cool! Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Looks Like Spring, In the Spotlight, A Beautiful Thing, Short & Sweet
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, So Saffron, More Mustard, Basic Black

Paper: Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Confetti white, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Old Olive

Other: Punches x 13 (see list above), double stitched grosgrain ribbon purely pomegranate, rhinestone brads

So what do you think?

Sorry I didn't make it back over the weekend to pass on my blog awards or post more cards - I may not get to it before regional this weekend, but I'll definitely be back with bells on after that!


Mel Hanlon said...

Its gorgeous, Karen! Thanks for joining!

Nerine .P. said...

Looks great Karen, have a great time at your regionals.

Jackie said...

Wow Kaz, Looks stunning. Can't wait to catch up.

Karen said...

OMGGGGGGGGG Kaz!! This is just fantastic! I reckon Mel has a winner here! roflol


Mel Hanlon said...

You're a winner with this one, Kaz! I will post your prize out next week!

Natasha said...


Anonymous said...

Love it !! Great work Karen, you used so many punches and put them together so well, looks terrific. xm

Vicki's Addiction said...

too cute! what a clever cookie you are to come up with this one love it...

Sharon said...

How Cool! Congratulations on winning the challenge.

Leah said...

Well done! I love how you used the tag punch for the vase. Very clever.