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Sunday, 18 September 2011

OSAAT #80 - Punch It




There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At A Time and it is to Use Punches
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For my card this week I have used a paper 
pack called Winter Nights from Panda Bear Designs and a fab image called Snow Trio from Stitchy Bear Designs.

I used the icicle paper and the striped one from the set and using just plain card about 160gsm I got a great result from my printer. I made an easel card so I could showcase the icicle in the different directions and I like how they framed the image on the front of the card and lead your eye to the sentiment panel on the bottom. I really like the icicles and can see me using them a lot in my Christmas cards.

The image is coloured with Promarkers with Stickles glitter glue added as an accent to the snow on the ground and parts of the design. I also used small blobs as snowflakes interspersed with punched snowflakes.

On the bottom I used a Fiskars punch go layer the striped paper onto plain white card. The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs. I used a small circle punch to cut the inverse corners and added the small snowflakes in the gap left in the matting layer. The sentiment panel is raised on 3d foam to allow the easel to stay open.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-

Card Size – 6” square easel card
Paper – Winter Nights 1 by Panda Bear Designs
Image – Snow Trio by Stitchy Bear Designs
Embellishments – Stickles glitter glue
Tools – scissors, 3d foam, Promarkers, Fiskars Treading Water punch, tiny snowflake punch
Techniques – Multifold card, punching

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

38 comments:

Katina said...

Perfect card Mandy! Such a sweet image and lovely papers too. xx

Marjo said...

Gorgeous winter card...burrr makes me cold...lol

xoxo Marjo

Kendra said...

Love the icicle paper! Thanks for playing at Totally Stampalicious!

Hazel said...

It's a lovely card and the backing papers are beautiful. Hazel x

Kim Kelley said...

Adorable~makes me want winter to start!

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card Mandy isn't this imag fab :o) Hugs

NIKKI

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my what a gorgeous card Mandy that image, design and colours are super, thank you for joining our challenge at Digital Tuesday this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

jennyevans said...

Super cute card!! Love the snowmen! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs this week!!

SmilynStef said...

Love all of those pretty icicles ... so glad you joined our digi-fun at jingle belles.

Choccy said...

Such an adorable christmas easle card Mandy... Its gorgeous !!

Choccy xx

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Mandy. OMG! Your card are gorgeous. I like your 3D' and blue is my fave colour. Thanks for playing at SWTD.
Hugs Nataliya

Dora said...

This is so sweet Mandy, love the colours and that darling cute and sweet image :))) Hugs xxx

Lisa Jane said...

whata fab card - i love the icicles ..so cute
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our sparkle challenge
Lisa x

Penny said...

Thanks for playing with the card makin mamas this week

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, wish I had more than the 2 I've done so far made!

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great card, thanks for playing on MAWTT with our sparkle challenge this week Hazelxox

Julies Crafty Creations said...

An adorable christmas easel card, love the colour of it. Hugs Julie x

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh I do love snowmen, and your image is the sweetest!!! Gorgeous colors and coloring!! Thanks for joining us at the month long "something new" challenge at Freshly Brewed.

Linda

Shelly's Images said...

Lovely easel card Mandy. And I love, love, love that icicle paper. I need some of that. :)

Thanks again for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images Blog.

Lori Apgar said...

I am so not ready for snow, but your easel card is adorable!! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs for our punch challenge!!

lauren bergold said...

what a lovely and clever card! i especially like the brilliant easel design and that verrrrrrry cool icicle border! (& the digi is ADORABLE of course!) :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I love the fun icicles on your card. Thanks for playing with us at Go Fish! :)

Tameko said...

Such a cute card. Nice colors and design. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

Hazel said...

Definitely the right choice to make snowmen rather than shovel - fab card - thanks for joining in. My CHNC challenge 38 - hope to see you again soon x

Kate said...

So Cute. Thank you for joining us over at GoFish Challenge.

Hugs,
kate

sparklingblackrose said...

Lovely Mandy! Elaine-xxx-

C Stephens said...

This is an adorable card. I just love those snowmen! Thanks for joining us at Go Fish! Challenges.

Alanna said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

Kat said...

This is beautiful Mandy. I love easel cards and this one is lovely in blue. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat xx

StephC said...

Cute card! So glad you joined us for another CCC!

Sheryl said...

Hi Mandy! What an adorable snowman card! I love the ice sickles! Very fun!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Use Something New!"
Hugs, Sheryl

Karen said...

Beautiful work!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sunday's:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Samantha said...

fabby fun card, love love love the colours! Thanks 4 coming to play with us this week for our S is 4 Shaped card & include Swirls, Spots or Stripes Challenge @ ABC Christmas Challenge, hope you can come and play again soon we have no limit on entries
Hugs Samantha

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

What a sweet seasonal card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love those sweet snowmen!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Mandy! Lovely image, great colours and I love the icicle paper! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

lesleyworth said...

Fantastic card! Great idea to make an easel to highlight the icicles, they are fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

What a lovely creation! Thanks very much for playing along with us at Corrosive, and good luck! :D