Friday, April 20, 2007

Just a slight modification

Edited to add: New pictures of the projects, taken during the daytime. They're a little bit brighter so everything is easier to see.

To my surprise, people actually really liked the plain and pink card I made yesterday. What really amazed me is the the reaction was uniformly positive among men I showed the card to (My DH and co-workers) -- something I never would have expected given the pinkness of the card. But nevertheless, I felt the need to come up with something different for the punch brunch, and here it is. Similar to yesterday's card and using some of the same punches and techniques, and yet somehow a little more, I don't know, grown up and sophisticated.

The center medallion on the card is similar to yesterday's medallion, but instead of card stock I used a piece of the Au chocolate designer paper. Of course, the designer paper is chocolate and vanilla in color and no, your eyes are not deceiving you, there's not a hint of vanilla on this card. So what happened? I simply decided to add color to the designer paper with my brayer. And to add even more interest, I brayered each side with a different color, so that when the punched paper was flipped, the difference would be more pronounced.

In addition to the square steps corner punch and the spring bouquet punch, this card also makes use of the new spiral punch and the designer label punch. So it truly is a perfect punch brunch project!

And , just as a reminder, here are all four of the cards we'll be making at the Cinco de Mayo Punch Brunch. See my web page for more details and if you want to join me make sure to RSVP by May 1.


Anonymous said...

This is a great card too. I have the aquare steps punch but have never done anything this neat with it! Hmmm.....maybe a tutorial on this punch! LOL!

Tracy said...

WOW Diane this is FANTABULOUS!!!!! I absolutley LOVE it!I definatley will need to see if this date is open for me, I think it will be a blast! Thanks for answering my questions!

StampingontheLakefront said...


I really like both cards! They are festive and will be just fabulous for the punch brunch. I love the idea of a cinco de mayo card making party. How fun.
Keep up the great work on your blog.
grace :)