Sunday, November 01, 2009

In need of inspiration...

This month’s swap challenge for Card Club was to create something using punches. I have been collecting various punches over the past several months (ok, years), but have not integrated them into my day-to-day crafting. All I knew was that I wanted to make a card which would “wow” at the swap. I put the thought from my mind and got on with life.

I was looking through a magazine and came across a section where a simple mask was altered to create different looks: a chick, an eagle, and…an owl. As I looked at the picture I thought, “That would make a great card.” My mind started picking out shapes which coordinated with punches I owned; voila…the birth of my owl card. I made one and after much contemplation, was happy with the result. Then I realized that I needed to make nine more.... After many punches, a lot of sponging, and several glue sticks later, they were complete.

Recipe: Soft Suede classic ink, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Green Galore, Really Rust, Summer Sunflower, and Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Scallop Edge punch, 1” 1¼” 1¾” 2¼” circle punches, medium oval punch, and sponges (yes, every edge is sponged in the classic ink).

1 comment:

  1. I love your card! I also heard that you have finally won the challenge. Congrats! See, it pays off not to 'dumb-down'. :)