Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Punches Challenge in the Moxie Fab World



I decided to play along for the first time over at the Moxie Fab blog where their current challenge is to use punches in an innovative way. I love punches, especially border punches so my "innovative" way of using one was to create a paper bow :)  I used an apron lace punch and punched 3 strips to create my bow. I trimmed the strips down to being very thin and then glued all the pieces together making sure to round the bow part out. I added a flower and button to middle to hide the messy part of it ;)

 To create my flower stems I used a plain scallop punch and punched the paper on either side so that it created a wavy, almost rickrack type stem.

 I also used a large scallop punch to create the edge of my card. I did for the base as well as the pp that I adhered on top. To tie in the apron lace bow I edged the card with thin strips of the same punch and even added one to the inside so that the card looks balanced open or closed.

 Finally, I punched some bitty MS butterflies and added some pearls. The tiny hearts are die cuts from the middle of the PTI tiny tag I used for my sentiment.

I hope you like all the punchy goodness! I sure did enjoy creating this card and I think I could do without any other floral set now that Rosie Posie is with me:) Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Kara said...

beautiful! i am ordering Rosie Posie tonight!! so excited!!

Joyce said...

So pretty and clever. Great job.

Leigh said...

This is stunning, Leah! I love how you made a bouquet!

Mara... said...

This is one beautiful card!!! I love the border punch along the edges and that fun edge on the bottom of the card. AND the flowers?????? SOOOOO pretty!!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful card! :-)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This is beautiful!!

Michelle Philippi said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Love the flowers...and those frilly edges are fantastic!

Sara said...

This is gorgeous! Such a good idea to use the border as a ribbon and I love how you made a boquet from the flowers.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW~WOW~WOW!!
This is BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)