365 Cards is a fun card challenge blog. A recent challenge (Day 318) is to use a paper punch to create a patterned border on just the front edge of your card. How fun and easy is that?
Since I still had my Find Your Style stamp set and Wings paper out, I had to play. I used the same sketch again that I used for the H2H Sky & Pear challenge (Wishes "Simply Said") but turned it like the pattern shows in the book.
To begin, I sprayed my 8"x3.5" card base twice with my spray pen filled with alcohol, Vineyard Berry reinker, and a few drops of Create-a-Shade pearl paint. (Click HERE to learn how.) While I let it dry, I attached the strip of B&T to the side edge of my card and stamped "Beautiful" and "Friend" in Colonial White ink on the Vineyard Berry piece. My card base dried in the time it took me to clean out my spray pen, so I was ready to put it all together, stamp the dress form, and punch the edge. I decided to add the strip of Vineyard Berry cardstock on the inside of my card to give the punched edge a bit more panache. To finish off the card, I threaded a black button with hemp and then added a "string" of Pearl Opaques to make a necklace. What do you think?
Punch by Martha Stewart
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