Monday, April 21, 2014

Pulling Punches

Every now and then, I remember that I have a bunch of punches and decide to pull them out and use them.

Might as well.

This first card is okay. It would be better with a larger butterfly on that middle square...the little one sort of gets lost, plus some variation in scale would add interest to the design. This is just a little too blah.

So I decided to try again, with livelier colors and some variation in size of the punched shapes. And bling. Because, you know, BLING makes everything better. Better, don't you think?

The three squares come from a larger shadow stamp from Hero Arts. The stamp has a row of five squares, so I masked two.

What a fun stamp, and I wish Hero Arts would re-release some of its best shadow stamps as clear sets. Wouldn't that be cool? I'd be all over them.

Do you hear me, Hero Arts? Pretty please, with sugar on top?

stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Hero Arts, Memento
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: various punches, rhinestones, post-it notes for masking, dimensionals, glue pen


  1. Yeah the second card definitly works. Love bright.

  2. You are right about the second card - the size variation really works. Thanks for another cool lesson :)

  3. Susan, I really love to visit your blog, because you have a way of explaining the intricate details of a CAS design by not only showing how it is done, but also showing how it should not be done, and that too by pointing out mistakes from your own cards! Truly inspiring you are! Yes, definitely the second card is a show-stealer.

  4. What she said! Yep! Nodding my head in agreement. I thank you for this!


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