ID: MC July/12 - Border Punches - Bonne Fete card
size: 5"w x 7"h

Created: July 21, 2012

I've been in a slump for the past 10 days or so... Thought I'd surface with one of the challenges calling for the use of at least 2 border punches.

I'm using a French sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design

I started by punching out the EK Success "Floral Burst" a few times from a scrap piece of some calligraphy samples. Then I thought I'd color it with Dylusions spray inks (both yellows, cut grass, turquoise & grape) to hide some of the calligraphic marks, but switched gears and created a negative positive design on the white  cardstock I was spraying on to. Trimmed both pieces down, repeated the punching on the white cardstock piece. I smeared Distress Rock Candy over the initial punched out piece and sprinkled Ritz micro fine glitter "Warm Highlights". I then adhered it to the white background piece of set slightly so the white peeked through.

Side folded a yellow card, stamped the right edge with a lacy picot (Chocolate Baroque "Damask Squares" set) using Versafine "Imperial Purple". Adhered the spritzed background from above.

Punched out the Martha Stewart Lattice border from purple cardstock. Adhered my white lace trim with "Best Ever" glue, then adhered both to the card.

Die cut the yellow tag (Spellbinders "Antique Frame & Accents" set), stamped my "Bonne Fete" with versafine Black Onyx. Stamped the "Mon Amie" (Just Right alphabet set) also with the black.

Tied a multi looped bow using my peg bow maker and adhered to card with tag underneath.

Tied yellow embroidery floss on the blue mother of pearl buttons and then adhered them to card. As a final touch drew in my white faux stitching using a mix of Pro White & water and a pointed pen.


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