Saturday, February 8, 2014

Altered Punches Card

Before I show you one of the valentine cards I made this week I want to remind you of the new sketch reveal over at Simple Sketches.  Next week you will see my layout reveal.
When I saw the punched shape challenge on Northridge Publishing Create blog I knew I had to get creative since my shape puch stash includes a flower, star and square. Plus, the only valentine card I had left to make was for my dad. It was hard, but it came out great.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper), stamp (Gelatins)ink (Stampabilities), gelato (Faber Castell), punches (Fiskars, Epiphany Crafts and EK Success), veneer (Studio Calico), gold sequins (Treehouse Company) and  twine (Timeless Twine)
 To make the banner I cut the punch squares in half. I used my craft knife to cut out one of the hearts that were printed on the paper so the map paper beneath could be seen.

For the pretty blue edge I cut the punched flowers in half. After I did these elements the card looked to feminine so I colored the printed hearts with the watercolor technique using a blue gelato.
Since this was a square card and I don't have any envelope that size I used the We R Memory Keepers envelop board punch to create a matching envelope.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the rest of the valentine cards that I made this week.


  1. I love all of the different punched elements!! Beautiful cards!

  2. Pretty card Mandi. I really love what you did with the punches!