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Getting more out of punches

August 28, 2011

Every month a little tidbit gets delivered into SU demo letterboxes by way of Impressions – the demo only publication.  In the August issue it showed how simple it was to take our punches and create new shapes to act as masks.

This card came about as I needed to get a quick birthday card done – the masking techniques lets you produce something interesting from essentially a one layer card.  Meaning you are out the door with your finished card very quickly!  Can you see our lovely Decorative label punch doing double duty?  I’ve also used the bird from Friends 24/7 – that set is retiring so you only have a few days left to make sure you get him.  I can see him doing double duty in Christmas Cards!

TIP: I’ve used a combination of inking with our inkpads and our markers to get the various colours on to the stamp before using it.  First I inked up the image in Poppy Parade, then with my blender pen, I’ve removed the colour from the branch and leaves – taking care to clean the blender tip on some scrap between removal swipes.  Then, using Early Espresso and Old Olive Stampin’Write Markers, I’ve recoloured the branch and leaves.  It made it very easy to stamp the image just once but will all three colours being used.  You can still add some detail quickly even if you are having to get a card made quickly.  Just like having your cake and eating it too!!  🙂

RETIREMENT LIST UPDATE:

click to see the Retirement List

You have just a few more days left to order items from our retirement list – don’t miss out.  Already the following items have gone for good:

87 112356 Sanded  [wood-mount] $40.95 X
36 115772 Cheers to You  [wood-mount] $38.95 X
27 115774 Christ is Born  [wood-mount] $43.95 X
82 115808 Friends 24-7  [wood-mount] $54.95 X
104 115812 Full Calendar  [wood-mount] $40.95 X
78 116362 Garden Whimsy [wood-mount] $54.95 X
67 116406 Scribble This [wood-mount] $73.95 X
97 116885 Sense of Time [wood-mount] $47.95 X
62 116887 Choo Choo [wood-mount] $36.95 X
118 119942 Rich Razzleberry 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
119 119972 Baja Breeze 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
119 119973 Bashful Blue 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
119 119687 Marina Mist 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
119 119936 Perfect Plum 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
119 119953 Wild Wasabi 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
120 119932 Night of Navy 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
120 119933 Not Quite Navy 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
121 119922 Basic Black 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
121 119926 Chocolate Chip 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
121 119929 Crumb Cake 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
121 119691 Early Espresso 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
121 119946 Sahara Sand 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
121 119951 Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ Card Stock $17.50  X *
122 106559 Brushed Metallic A4 Card Stock $20.95  X
139 108431 Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets $21.50 X
139 105319 Metallic Eyelets $13.75 X
139 108432 Pewter Jumbo Eyelets $21.50 X
135 107065 On Board Art Journal $20.50 X
148 103301 Sanding Blocks* $7.95 X *
148 119872 Spiral Punch $36.95 X
146 119862 Designer Label Punch $36.95 X
146 119863 1-3/8″ x 5/8″ Oval Punch $36.95 X
146 119878 Photo Corners Punch $41.50 X
148 119875 Star Punch $41.50 X
11 121456 Afterthoughts [wood-mount] hostess X

I’ll be placing a final order on Tuesday so email me your last retirement orders by 9pm on Monday.

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