A good punch!

Doesn’t everyone love a good punch?! And I’m not talking the alcoholic kind!! 😉 I’m talking about a punch that you can use in more than one way! Okay, so you can punch a circle with it, but what else? By using a punch several different ways it’s MUCH easier to justify having the whole range!!! heeheehee! Now, the card below features 2 Stampin’ Up! punches – can you tell which ones?

Okay, the easiest is probably the Scallop circle punch – especially with a clue like the one I’ve given you! Yep, I’ve use this punch 3 times on this card…. once on the white card and twice on the Blue Bayou card with the gold embossing. Twice? Yep, twice! What I have done is punch out the circle once, then used a magic dot to stick the punched out piece onto a scrap of paper, inserted it back into my punch and rotated it so that the ‘petals’ of the scallop would create smaller and pointier ‘petals’. The great thing about doing this is that you can layer it over a scallop circle as I have done here with the white circle and you get that extra little bit of colour showing through. A very thoughtful person posted this on a forum I visit and I’ve been trying it out quite a bit ever since!

Okay, so what other punch have I used? Did you guess Round Tab Punch? Well that’s what I used to create the hole in the front of the card. I punched through the card once, the positioned the punch at rightangles to the first punch and lined up the round edges of the punched area with the punch – hey presto, I’ve got myself a hole!! And just the perfect size to fit a scallop circle punch feature too!

Of course, I have used my colour of the month Blue Bayou Cardstock again along with a piece of Spring Break DSP. I embossed the circle Baroque Motifs stamp with gold embossing powder and added a rhinestone brad to the centre for a bit of bling!

Thanks for visiting! K 🙂


2 responses to “A good punch!

  1. HI Kari,

    Love this card and the way you have used the scallop punch!!


  2. Oooh! This is beautiful and clever! AND it is decorated on the inside too! My compliments to you, Kari 🙂

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