I could hardly wait to get creating with these pretty Fundamentals decoupage packs. Started by popping out a set of the four different bird designs.
You know how sheets of punchouts have those little dags on the edge where they are held in place? Well my Fiskars Micro-Tip scissors were the perfect tool for trimming them all off. Note to our awesome Fiskars designers - can you please make a pair with a curve for those hard to get at spots?
Now comes the fun part - layering all the pieces together to make cards with layers and layers of birds and foam dots for dimension. The card bases are from Fundamentals too (I get mine from my local Spotlight store) and I found the squares to be the perfect size for these decoupage designs.
My birthday was a few weeks ago and I was super lucky to get a Spotlight gift card and you can never guess what I bought ... yes, the Fiskars Interchangeable Border Punch!!! I confess that I LOVE IT :)
The Ivy League cartridge was the very first one to get a work out today and here is a card using my new favourite border punch.
I punched out an XL Cameo Appearance for the sentiment on this card. The bottom layer is blank and I will use some foam dots to attach the sentiment layer when it is ready to be used ... not sure who will be getting this card or the occasion, but when it is attached, the sentiment will have the same dimension as the bird.
Last but not least, this bird design was so elegant that I didn't need to add any embellishments to finish it off.
Here is a shot to show you the lovely dimension of these Fundamental Decoupage birds - each has at least three layers.
Each pack comes with enough designs to make 8 cards and includes a range of sentiment blocks too, so you can mix and match to suit any occasion.
Yes, I had lots of fun using my Fiskars scissors & punches, along with the Fundamentals Decoupage kits & card bases. I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards and look forward to seeing what fun designs you create with these new kits.
PS - for anyone interested in punching around-the-corner using the Leaves border punch, I started with a 5 1/2" square, lined up the paper to the edge of the solid grey section of the punch and punched along the 1st side. Flip the paper to match the design at the corners so that all you have to do is trim a tiny section using your scissors or craft knife for the perfect finish. If you need to make a different size, just add (or subtract) in increments of 2 1/16".