December 13, 2011

Posy Punch & Paint on your cards!

I hope you enjoyed my 12 Days of Christmas these past 12 days. It was so much fun. I thought I would mix it up a little today and show you something non-Christmas.

Have you ever used paint on your cards? It's a really cool way of adding some "punch" to your creation. All I did on this card was to prepare a rectangular piece of Designer Paper and using an artist  paintbrush and some white craft paint, outline the outside edges of my panel by pulling the paint "inwards" with my paintbrush:

If you click on either photo, you'll be able to see a close-up of the paint I pulled in. All you need is a little dab on your artist paintbrush to almost paint "dry". I really like to look of this technique:

My flower and the other 2 small stamp images were stamped on Sahara Sand Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. Heat set with your Heat Tool. All 3 images were cut out with punches: Fancy Flower Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch:

Add a few Pearl Jewels and a strip of Scallop Dots Ribbon outlined by a strip of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and you have a cute card!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP: Pocketful of Posies
  • Stamps: Posy Punch
  • Tools: Fancy Flower Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Scallop Dots Ribbon
  • Misc: White Craft Paint, Artist Paintbrush
Posy Punch-Item #122480-$12.00 

Fancy Flower Punch-Item #118073-$16.95


  1. I really enjoyed your 12 Days Of Christmas, hope you do it again next year.

  2. I so enjoy everything you do...and this is really a great technique...the close-ups really show the gold! TFS!

  3. A wonderful alternative to sponging! This is a really neat effect! Loved your 12 days and hope you will continue to do this!


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