Saturday, 4 December 2010

Christmas Punches Challenge

Good morning. Well, after about 3 inches of snow yesterday, it is now raining here in South Wales and hopefully washing it all away. I just hope that it does not freeze tonight!
Here is a card for the Totally Papercrafts Challenge #45 - Christmas Punches. I thought, to start with that I did not have any. But trawling through my memory to the dim and distant past I remembered some Sizzix Paddle Punches and one border punch from Fiskars that I got years ago.
Consequently here is my holly based card that I hope you like.
A pale blue A5 size card provides the base and layered onto this are three layers of paper - two of silver pearlescent and one blue that have been punched along the edges with the holly border punch and mounted onto the base card.
The image, from Creative Expressions, which features holly, was stamped with black Stazon and coloured with distress inks. This was cut out with the small scalloped Nestability and was mounted onto a large scalloped Nestability cut out, which is made from the same material as the base card.
This was mounted onto the card with foam tape to create a gap under it. The green holly leaves were punched out with a Paddle Punch and bent up along the spine to give them some shape. These were then bonded in pace with Pinflair glue. A light blue double bow was added as a final embellishment.


  1. Well Shirl with limited punches youve created a stunning card, I love the vintage look and this one is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx
    Hope the snow has not stop thawing we arnt to bad here in the Forest but the roads are certainly icy. We are of to Cardiff tomorrow to do the months shop hope the weather stays kind.

  2. You did a fab job with what you had Shirl, brilliant card, good luck with the challenge.xx

  3. Beautiful how you coloured your image and did the background and those holly leaves look fantastic.
    Thanks for joining this week's Christmas Punches Challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
    Caroline xxx


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