Friday, November 19, 2010
Today, I have two things for you. The first one is a card that I made yesterday at our Thursday Stamp Club. The second is a product review of a new type of punch by Martha Stewart.
The image was stamped with Memento Tuxcedo Black ink, and colored with my Copic markers on "Heavenly White" paper. The main background paper was from a "BasicGrey" collection called "Boxer". The mat paper is from the "Paper Temptress' it is called "Gold Sparkle". This paper is one of my favorite gold papers.
The flowers in the upper left corner are made using a punch. Very cute and easy to make in the color of your choice to match the colors in your card.
This card reminds me of what is to come after the long cold winter. Hope it inspires you.
My wife says I have to have everything new that comes on the market. This is probably true to some extent. When I find something new I ask myself how can I use this item, if the answer is positive, I buy it.
The product that I bought yesterday was an unusual punch from Martha Stewart. The name of the punch series is "Punch all Over". And that exactly what it does. It will punch in the middle of any size sheet of paper. They can be order at the "Crop Stop" or "Michaels" is also carrying them, they are in stock.
"Martha Stewart Stars Punch all Over"
As you will see on the picture, the four shiny dots on all four corners of the punch are magnets. The magnets can only be matched up one way. On the picture in the bottom right corner you can see a beveled edge. All of the rest of the corners are rounded. You place your paper on the base, and then lining up the bevels you place the top piece on and punch. Very simple and quick.
In the sample, I punched a 3"X5 1/2" piece of cardstock. Using the punch it is very simple to do. The punch work well and can add some very nice patterns and texture to your projects. The sample above would work very well for Christmas projects.
Well that's all for today, I'm off to do some more shopping.
Your comments and questions are always welcome.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!