Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Holidays Make Me Punchy!

My card for today is an experiment using my MS corner punches. My friend Olga has been using them for some time to create beautiful focal points for her images. All you do is create any circle or oval, and line up the corner punches and go to town! You may end up with the last punch being kind of wonky, but that can be covered with flowers or bows.

My white card base was was run through the Cuttlebug with a holiday EF. I added a couple of strips of thin red cs. I highlighted a few of the embossed words rows with Poppy Parade ink from SU!. I used the Embroidered Floral corner punch for my larger circle. Isn't it cool how it comes out looking like a star? My center circle uses the Scroll Lace corner punch. I layered them and added a MM poinsettia to the center. My ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. My only stamp is from Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3353 Cardinal Family PreCut Set, and colored with Copics. For accents I used Stickles, MS Branch punches, and sticky pearls.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Joan's Gardens Challenge #25- Use only Heartfelt Creation stamps
Stampin' Sisters in Christ- White with touches of red

Don't forget the wonderful challenge that is going on over at Joan's Gardens! If you stop over and check out the fabulous prizes, you may decide to enter! Thanks for coming by and just know that I appreciate each of you.


Olga said...

I absolutely love it!!!! Love that nestie you used too, isn't this fun, good luck as long as you don't win my prize LOL

Patti said...

Well I don't know what Olga is talking about... it's absolutely beautiful as long as you don't win MY prize LOLOLOLOL! That's a chuckle LOLOLOLOL!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I think she is loosing it, Patti! I didn't use a Nestie! LOL, LOL, LOL!

Joan Fricker said...

Mary Anne, this is gorgeous. Great job with the punches. I love the embossing too.

Thanks for all your entries for Joan's Gardens #25 Weekly Challenge Celebration. Great job!


Our Little Inspirations said...

I love this medallion/star piece you created! It reminds me of an old fashioned doily! Such a pretty card, and I keep eyeballing that gorgeous cardinal! You might just be enabling me :)

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is really pretty! You did that punch proud. I didn't even get to comment on the last one and you already have another done. You go girl. It doesn't look like I'm going to get one in this time. :(
I have to finish the Christmas cards and get them in the mail before I can done anything else.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent use of the colors! Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends!

Janice M said...

This is very pretty Mary Anne! So how did you use your punch to make that star shape??? I LOVE it!

Patti J said...

Very pretty! I've got to try this out now! Thanks for the tip! Love your card Mary Anne, as long as you don't win MY prize!!! lol... Hugs!

redwasher1 said...

WOW Mary Anne!! This is gorgeous!! Are you all pouched out!!! LOL
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Virgo5 said...

Love the punched center piece!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

CraftieConnie said...

Gorgeous card Mary Anne!