Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gettin' Punchy with Cloudy Chagrin

I bought two Fiskar's cloud punches about a year or so ago, and I don't think I've used them on a card yet. When I pulled them out to play this time, I remembered why.

First, I wanted to make a white-on-white card, but couldn't make it work.

Second, I used a piece of light blue card stock and tried all sorts of white paper (velvet, vellum, regular card stock, rice paper, etc) to make something interesting, and all results were...unsatisfactory.


In frustration, I pulled out a light blue Copic and scribbled a sky, plopped two clouds on it, added a sentiment and a little bling, and thought, "Well, it's not bad. Not great, either, but not bad."

Some days, I am willing to be happy with a "good enough for government work" sort of accomplishment. How about you?

BTW, anyone want to buy these two cloud punches? It think I'm done with them!

stamps: Clearly Besotted, A Little Sentimental
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Fiskar cloud punches, rhinestones, copic marker


  1. This card is great, Susan!
    I love the fun colored sky behind the clouds!
    You are the master of simple and satisfying!

  2. Just a thought...did you try using a watercolor brush to make a blue background? I think this card is cute anyway.

    1. Oh, wow, Lynn. That's just so much work! Have you forgotten how lazy I am? ;)

  3. Susan, I really love your card!

    Have you ever tried ro use your cloud punch in a different way? My favourite one is to use them as the top of a muffin/cake. Maybe this is an option for you, too. before you get rid of them.

    Just give them another try :-)

  4. :) Very nice.... What about a fancier font??

  5. I've been happy popping them up. I've also used gray, subtly (now that's not how to spell it, is it? Too early.) patterned paper. And used gray ink on edges.
    Sometimes a layer is needed. :)

  6. Your card is great. I hope you don't give up your punches I love my cloud dies. I use them as stencils and masks as well as die cuts. Nothing wrong with grey clouds anyway - most of the time that's all we get here !!!

  7. This card convery soooo much in its simplicity! I LOVE it!

  8. I love your scribbled sky! Cute clouds, too :)

  9. I love this card! I think it's adorable!


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