EDIT: The winner for this challenge is blurooferika! Yeah!!! Congrats! Awesome card you did! Please email me and I’ll get you the coupon code.
Hiya! It’s Savitri here and today I want to challenge you to create a project (card, scrapbook, altered, etc.) that uses either a shape or different types of shapes and/or punch.
(You know, the one that you got but have never used, ha!)
For your example I created this card that uses shapes AND a couple punches (although you can just use your trimmer to make the squares).
I used a really fun kit by Karen Lewis for this little project: Makin’ Mischief.
Personally I think this kit is great for this masculine card. I always have a hard time when it comes to making a manly card but I think this fits the bill. What do you think? Using dimensionals (Pop Dots or Foam Squares or the sort with varying height) I layered the shapes and the best part of this thing… it took less than five minutes to put together!!
With my 1.5″ square punch I cut the squares and the shapes I hand trim. To trim I recommend a pointed edge small scissors. They’re just easier to handle in my opinion and can cut into little corners. Now, if this card was for a girl, I would most likely add a ribbon. I’m just a ribbon kind of gal and so it’s hard not to add a touch of ribbon. But since this is suppose to be a manly man card I grabbed some twine instead and wrapped it around my card.
Another example is the card below. I used Quirky Twerp’s Gardenologie paper. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this kit!! Just GORGEOUS!
For the flower I used a scallop punch. I punched out 6 pieces, scrunched them up and put together using a brad. To cover up the brad I put a button on top of it. I’m not sure if you notice but the edges has glitters on them. To adhere the glitters I used liquid glue. I brushed the edges of the flower with the glue and sprinkles the glitters on top of it. Let dry and voila.
Do you also see the shapes behind the flower? I just used my trimmer for those.
Let me see what you can do with shapes and/or punch! You can use whatever paper/embellishments. BUT, if you have any desire to try out hybrid, check out this free paper pack. Download the file, extract the folder, open up each image and you can just click print. Or, if you’re a bit more savvy, you can open them up in a software, like Photoshop or the free Gimp, and layer different pieces together and then print. The last is my favorite that way on one piece of paper I can have 2-5 different paper types.
Deadline: March 5 by 11:59 EST.
What will you win? One winner will win the oh so gorgeous Gardenologie kit! Thank you Quirky Twerp!!!!
Other Articles by Savitri Wilder:
- Die-cut machines - Part 2 - September 6th, 2010
- Hybrid Chick Caravan: 1st stop... Taylored Expressions - July 18th, 2010
- Tutorial: Using Gimp for Hybrid Scrapbooking - June 24th, 2010
- Masculine Card Challenge - June 19th, 2010
- Die-cutting machines - Part 1 - April 18th, 2010