January 17, 2012

Tuesday Tips-Curly Label Punch

Happy Tuesday friends. Today is Tuesday Tips. Have you ever used a punch to create a decorative border for a layer on your cards? If you take a peek at the card below, notice the decorative edge on my ice cream cone layer:

I created this decorative edge using the "Curly Label Punch". Keep reading and I'll show you how.

Step 1:

 Using a pen or pencil, draw a line about 1/2" from the edge of your cardstock piece.

Step 2:

Flip your punch over so you can peek through the window. Line up the curves of the decorative edge so that the 2 curves sit on the line you just drew.

This is what your cardstock piece should look like:

Step 3:

Slide your punch over so that a small portion of the piece you just cut shows inside the window. If you look close enough, you will see what I mean on the left hand side of the punch. You can also click on the photo above for a larger view. Repeat this step until you have achieved the length you want.

I always cut my cardstock piece a little longer than what I need so I can center my second layer over the decorative layer and cut the sides to look like they are even:

The photo above shows you how I have centered my cardstock layer. Cut off excess cardstock and the photo below shows you the completed layer. Notice how the ends of the decorative layer are even with how I ended my design:

For the image below, I colored my ice cream cone with Stampin' Write Markers in Not Quite Navy, So Saffron and Rose Red from the stamp set "Mouthwatering". I then used my "VersaMarker" and colored over my So Saffron ink. Sprinkled "Cherry Scented Embossing Powder" and heat set with my "Heat Tool". It smells so good and dries clear!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • DSP: Sweet Shop
  • Inks: Not Quite Navy, Stampin' Write Markers VersaMarker
  • Tools: Heat Tool, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Dotted Scalloped Ribbon in Melon Mambo, Mini Library Clips

Thanks for visiting me today. Come back tomorrow for Wednesday Wacky!