Have you finished off your entries for the Monthly Challenge for August yet?
I've had a few health issues and lost my crafty mojo for a while there, so I am really pleased to get my sketch entry completed tonight.
Here is a close up so that you can see the printed design on the vellum ... it is quite pretty. The vellum is secured in place using brads, with a dob of glue at the back behind the flowers to hold it down flat against the card base.
How many Fiskars tools do you think I used?
The answer is EIGHT - including my trusty green Self Healing Craft Mat and Fingertip Craft Knife (both currently on sale at Spotlight), 1/8" Circle Plier Punch (for the brads in each corner), XL Tag You're It Squeeze Punch (for the sentiment) Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch (for the flower stems) and last but defintely not least, a combination of large Round 'n Round, medium Seal of Approval & medium Round 'n Round Squeeze Punches (for the flowers). Fiskars punches are currently on sale at Spotlight, a real bargain with 30% off!!!
The card base is from Fundamentals, yes, another purchase from Spotlight. I really wanted the colours of my punched embellishments to match the card base, so I have to confess that I actually used a gold and a white cardbase to make the flowers and sentiment tag. Don't worry though, the rest of the "punched" card bases will be used to make some more cards soon.
If you're interested in making ric rak with your Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch, here is how I made mine. I started with a 3/4 strip of cardstock and punched along one side, then turned the strip around, offset the strip by one square on the punch, then punched along to complete the paper ric rak.
Thank you for visiting Grandpa's card - hope you enjoyed how I made it :)