Wednesday, July 07, 2010

CropStop "Throw Me a Punch"

If you've not been to the CropStop Blog or Message Boards you may not know that there a ton of ideas posted each week. If you follow my blog you know that I post an embossing folder project every Friday, and every few months I also issue the weekly challenge. Well, this month I also got put on rotation to show you a punch idea! How cool is that?! CropStop has a whole Forum devoted to Punches! CropStop sells Martha Stewart, Fiskars, and EK Success punches! And I love me a border punch....

For this card I used the Martha Stewart Simple Scallop Two Dot punch. (That's a mouth full, Martha!)

I also used thus yum-er-luscious October Afternoon Thrift Shop paper (sold out at the CS store, unfortunately). Is this vintage enough for ya?! I loved making this card!

I used circle and scallop circle Nesties and Tim Holtz stamps (Going Somewhere), plus Hero Arts stamps. And of course, Tim distress inks (vintage photo). The dark brown ink is Memento rich cocoa. I think the pearls are Queen & Company, colored with Copics.

Here is the inside. I used Hero Arts stamps, plus punched the printed paper with the Martha punch.

I was inspired by this sketch from Mojo Monday (Jan. 4th , 2010). I took some time over the weekend to print out all the sketches from the blog and put them in a binder. If you've not seen them, these are awesome sketches! I don't play along often at the blog, but I do use the sketches from time to time.
PS - This also fits the 365 Cards Day 129 Challenge - Aged Look. I "aged" this up with Tim Holtz inks and stamps. Plus I "aged" the pearls by coloring them with a tan Copic.


  1. adorabel! what an amazing interpretation of the sketch!

    xoxo silvi (germany)

  2. WOW, I am honored that you joined in the challenge today! I love your card making skills. You have certainly inspired me this past year so a big huge THANK YOU for being so good at what you do!

  3. yup it is vintage enough for me :) awesome card girl!!! love the MS punch too

  4. Anonymous6:37 PM

    I love this card. The colours are just divine:). love teh red with black and hues of vintage brown, and elements of the pattern paper are just gorgeous.

    Love, Love, Love .....:)

  5. Awwww, thanks for letting us know we're fabulous:) Great card! I do love that punch, but agree it's a mouthful:)

  6. I love your card! The Tim Holtz stamps are really fantastic!! great job and I love your blog also. Your banner and background are fabulous!!

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  8. Neat card, great use of DP!