Tuesday, December 27, 2011

PUNCHIN' TIME.......

The theme for the SUO challenge today was supposed to be make the focal point of your card a punched image.....hmmm... I sorta made the focal point a bunch of little punched things,,,,,squares to be exact - one inch squares. You need four of the dp, 4 of the early espresso, and 8 of vanilla. Then you cut all but the 4 corner vanilla squares in half from point to point crosswise. Then you start in the middle of SU's grid paper, and make your star by using the lines on the grid paper to keep things straight. Then you trim the edges, you have glued your quilt right down to the grid paper and you just cut the whole thing out. Then choose an embossing folder to run the whole thing thru your big shot and give it the quilted appearance. I used the wallpaper folder here, but the square lattice also works well, and so does the finial press. The first time I made one of these it was with a group of ladies I love from eastern Ohio, we stamped an entire weekend away, and this was the one card that tried our patience. Now after having done it a few times, I think, "Why did it seem so hard that first time???" Anyway- they are pretty fun to make and so cool looking when you get them finished. TRY one, when you feel patient and relaxed. Hopefully you will still feel that way when you are done! Happy Stamping!!! Until next time.....Karen

22 comments:

Carol Dee said...

A very pretty card, Happy New Year, too.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!!! Still trying to decide if I have the patience to try it again:-)
Gloria - Ohio

Anonymous said...

BTW - love the color combination!!!
gloria

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Karen, this is a very lovely card and I've always loved your cutting edge creativity. Praying for you! Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Karen, This caught my eye immediately, what a beautiful card! Rosemary

bensarmom said...

Karen,
This is gorgeous! I love the quilt look of this card. Makes me want to make one.

Anonymous said...

Love this card! I've done some Quilt cards as well and added piercing. I will be trying your colour combination as well.

Ter ;)

Jen Timko said...

This is so pretty! I need to make one of these for my mom who is a quilter. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs!

Peggy said...

Beautiful card! Could you write out the instructions for me step by step? LOL!!
Reminds me of the scrapbooking technique from many years ago where we made a kaleidoscope out of one picture printed out several times. It was a very trying experience, but then I did not have a group of ladies to hang out with and make it fun.
Hope things are settling down for you a little.
Big Hugs!

maryr917 said...

this is so beautiful Karen-your instructions make it sound easy-maybe I will give it a go-been praying for you and the family

Paula Reid said...

WOW - this is such an effective card. I will definitely give this a go. Thanks for sharing

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers, this is such an amazing technique and packs such a punch! LOVE it! Wishing you a happy and blessed new year!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Karen! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

By the way, love your new format/background flower!
gloria

Rosita said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing how to make it.

Terri said...

Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous as usual!

Terri said...

Karen, this is beautiful as always!

vdoyle8 said...

I saw your card on pinterest -- love it! I love quilt cards - don't know why I've never tried one. But this one is so gorgeous - LOVE the colors!
Thank you for sharing.

Shoregirl said...

This is beautiful -- I've never thought of using squares to make it! Absolutely love how it turned out -- planning to try my hand at it soon!

Margaret A. Chapmon said...

That idea is so neat. love it. thanks. Mergaret

Pam said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I just love it!
Pam

Andrea Bouchard said...

k, I'm gonna try this card now. Lots of quilters amonst friends and family. Thank you so much and I will give you credit for your design. You rock!

Andi