Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Square Steps Punch Embellishment Card

This was a card I made the day I stamped with several other Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends several weeks ago. The focal point is a "medallion" made by using the Square Steps and Daisy flower punches that are now discontinued : ( However, I know that a number of you have purchased it so I wanted to share a wonderful use for it! There is a tutorial with pictures (I'm very "visual" myself!) on this demonstrator's blog: click here. She has done lots of pretty cards with it! I'm so sorry to see this punch is being retired.

My card uses the So Saffron designer paper from the Palette O'Prints May special. (These designer papers in sixteen (!) different colors will be in the new Fall Winter Collection [what we know as the catalog]). Almost Amethyst, So Saffron and Whisper White cardstock were also used for the card, as well as the two largest Stampin' Up! circle punches on which the Daisy punchout was layered. The greeting was stamped in Craft Whisper White using the Happy Everything set. Notice the line of square steps punching across the bottom; this was done by very carefully removing the paper guide from the punch, then repeatedly punching right next to the previous punch all across the bottom of the card. It made a separate strip, which I then just lined up with the larger piece and adhesived down to the card.

Have a happy day, and try to stay dry!

1 comment:

Diane said...

Margaret -- Love your card! Great color combo and the border at the bottom is awesome. Great job! Too bad SU had to go and retire this punch -- it was one of my favorites!

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