Monday, July 27, 2015

Getting Punchy for Christmas

Some people like making lots of cards in a single design. I am not one of those people. Making multiples makes me itchy and irritable. But when I finished this particularly punchy Christmas card, I quickly made four more while the colored card stock was still out on my desk.

Those two shades of green and two different punches set off with a festive red bow quietly represent Christmas in all that glorious white space! Design-wise, I especially like the asymmetry of this ensemble...such a small arrangement, yet so interesting and balanced.

To attach the bow, I put a dot of liquid glue on the top of the leaves, laid the knot of the bow on the dot, and held it down with an acrylic block until it dried completely. That should (hopefully) hold the thing together.

stamps: Clearly Besotted
ink: SU real red
paper: SU garden green, unknown lime, Papertrey white
accessories: red embroidery floss, glue pen, fern punch, leaf punch


  1. I love this one and I am so like you as I make different cards and only once a year do I make multiples. I make 500 - or so of the same design, for a friend's business. That is why ALL the other times I am creating original individual ones!

  2. Really nice leaf colors and shapes with the red bow and sentiment.

  3. I'm curious, do you put anything inside your cards? Or is this where you hand write a note?

  4. Lovely!! Those 2 greens are "simply" fabulous~ :)

  5. Ohhh, such great CAS cards, Luv, Wilma


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