Friday, 22 January 2010

Simon Says Stamp challenge - punch it!

There is another fabulous challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week - to use punches. This really got me thinking!! I was going to use my new punch around the page punch, then I thought, "wouldn't it be great if you could get a punch that punched the inside of apertures!?". So I decided to use punches inside an aperture to create this card....I was trying to create the look of those old carved ivory panels that are really intricate - do you know what I mean?? Anyway, I'm really pleased with how this turned out and will be doing this again I'm sure - it was great fun!
I have used a linen textured white cardstock and cut out a circle from the centre. I then used lots of different punches to create leaves, flowers and butterflies from the piece I'd cut out and inked all the edges with vintage photo distress ink, then glued them together around the aperture to create my "carved ivory" look.

Here's a closer look. I have used: EK success retro flower punch; Xcut small daisy punch; Woodware leaf punch and MS Monarch butterfly punch. I have added some tiny pearls from the Hobby House to the flower centres. Looking through we can see this gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp inside the card.

In each corner I have stamped the Stempelglede grunge corner with antique linen distress ink for some added interest and aged around the edge of the whole card with vintage photo distress ink.

The gorgeous hydrangeas are from Prima and the pearl brads are from the Hobby House.
The Sarah Kay image is coloured with distress inks. The papers are BoBunny and have been distressed with vintage photo distress ink.
This is how the card looks when it is open. I have covered the reverse of the aperture with the BoBunny paper also.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Sheila said...

Wow Jane this is just beautiful!!!, you clever little sausage :-), I love your effect stunning!!hun.
Sheila xx

Tasha said...

Wow your cards are always so beautiful and your a completely inspiring.I think this designis sensational
love tasha xx

Nicki said...

Jane, this is soooo gorgeous.

Thriftyscotslass said...

Jane, you take my breath away. You are such a talented artist and your cards are absolutely stunning. Hugs, Annexxx

downrightcrafty said...

fabuuuuuuuulous, great idea and yes I know the effect you mean - a family member use to have a table that was carved 3d in wood and this was the effect you saw when the glass top was on it
thanks for sharing
hugs kate x

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Jane this is stunning and so clever, I love it, so so beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Sharon Keanly said...

Absolutely stunning!

Tini said...

Hi Jane.. this is a brilliant work - very beautiful your card!
Hugs from Germany

maranda said...

wowowowowowowo jane that's a amazing card fantastic!

gr maranda

Giò said...

I haven't word sweetie!!!!
Maybe I have only one word: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!


Julie said...

Jane, I don't like this - I love it!! Absolutely stunning and such a great idea. Going to add this to my favourites for future inspiration!! Juliexx

Mina said...

this is so beautiful Jane...great idea
Mina xxx

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

omg this is wonderful... what a stunning card... i love it ... ilove it... i love it...!!!! just stunning...!!!!
what wonderful inspiration...!!! i think you should get the winners title now..!!!!

Nikki said...

Jane this is just soo Pretty
Love all those punches very Inspirational :)
thanks for sharing

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW, WOW Jane this is amazing! I love the colours they look gorgeous together! Your colouring is amazing and everything about this card just ROCKS! Love it!
Hugs Kel xx

Marina said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning!
I love this beautiful card.
It's a fabulous idea, thanks for sharing!


Francesca said...

What a fabulous card the punches are great


Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so very beautifully stunning!
Awesome creation Jane!
kim x

Jane said...

What a great idea Jane...........I am gonna have to give it a go, its such a lovely effect!!

Lorraine A said...

Oh my goodness ,,, this is amazing ! What a fabulous work of art Jane ,,,absolutely brilliant ! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

Lols x x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

oh wow, oh wow, oh wow just how stunning is this card Jane ! I am totally lost for words, just takes my breath away - totally stunning.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week and for entering our DT call.


Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

One word....amazing!

Marcea said...

Jane, this is quite simply stunning sweetie!!

Andrea said...

Genial - what a very great card! So nice and wonderful details.
Many greetings

Scrap Mania said...

This is sooooooooo lovely. I do love that butterfly though I think I might NEED it.
Lynda xx

Juls said...

wow!! so incredibly gorgeous!! what a creative way to use punches! thanks for the inspiration! Hugs Juls

*Michaela* said...

Jane: This card is absolutely stunnning! WoW! Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane - this is awesome! I love punches and I love what you've created here! such wonderful inspiration! thanks so much for sharing!
Pam Going Postal