Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Be Inspired #23: Punches

Good morning girls! It's Wednesday and so I have several things to share with you today. Be sure to make sure and see the Flutter By card and my Pink Papery Studios project too!

This week for the Be Inspired challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge, we were asked to use punches in a unique way. Well.

I actually started my journey as a punch artist. I visited the local stamp store for the first time in search of punches. I finally agreed to attend a stamp club meeting and told everyone I was not a stamper. My friend still likes to kid me about that today. I used to have tons of punches but I hadn't used them in years and so this past summer I cleaned out almost all of them and donated them. Well, I sold a few and donated the rest. So I felt really unprepared for this challenge. After lots of thinking, I decided to create my own punched border!



I started by using my scalloped border punch from Stampin Up! After marking the center of every other scallop I used one of my hand held punches to add the stars. It's pretty simple but I'm really starting to like it!!


Paper Makeup Stamps had their March release party this past weekend. The day was full of lots of really great cards, some fabulous chatter and three very cool challenges! One of the challenges Christi issued was a color challenge: Green, Orange and White. So that is where my color combo for this card came from. The stars were stamped in Kiwi Kiss and then the quote was stamped over in Memento Tuxedo Black. The base layer was stamped with the stars and flourish too in Tangerine Tango to add some oomph and interest! Just one little button to finish it off. Not an over the top card but I really wanted to keep the focus on the quote! Be sure to visit the store blog and try out the challenges too - there are prizes up for grabs this week!

Head over to the Cuttlebug Challenge blog and see what the rest of the team created!! You will not be disappointed -- they are all sooooo talented!!

Have a beautiful day girls!!

28 comments:

Heather said...

This is fabulous! Great job with that color combo! Beautiful card!

Mrs J said...

Gorgeous card Cassie - I just love the beautiful, bright, zingy colours you've used! Gorgeous sentiment too and most importantly great punched border!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Cathy said...

This is so cute!! Really great work!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How fun!! What a lovely star image too!! :)

Rosemary said...

simple and perfect!!

Karen said...

Love it! Beautiful card and like those stars inside of the other punch!!!

Lea L. said...

Such a fun card!!! I love the fresh colors of it, and the added stars in your scalloped border are fabulous! Great job with the challenge this week!

~Lea

Nathalia Castellon said...

Love the border, it's such a wonderful detailed element for such a crisp and clean card! Lovely job Cassie!

Janna said...

Cassie this is amazing!!!! I love the stars that you stamped to make the background paper and the beautiful sentiment! Great use of the colors and the beautiful way you made your own border punch! So, so cute!! You created a really amazing card and a great layout!

Smiles,
janna

Heather said...

Cassie,

I so love the stars and the oranges and greens they just really pop and they are so good for this card!!!

I so enjoy coming to your blog sweetie you are such a kind sweet person and I am honored to have met you!!!

Heather

Michelle said...

Cassie this is a BEAUTIFUL care - Orange totally intimidates so I just love seeing what people can do with that color. I totally love that quote - I'm going to have to get that!! Great job with the border and I the button is a great touch. It all goes together perfectly!!

dannisdoodles said...

love the straight lines accentuated with the scallops, it adds the perfect element my friend, absolutely beautiful!!!

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Cassie.

hugs Riet.x

Kim said...

That is beautiful! You know I love that Starstruck set - I'm SO going to have to CASE this one sometime!

JennK said...

Lovely card love the bright colors

Danni said...

Wonderful card!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!! I love this layout!!!

Ashley said...

What a cute card! I love it! I had a hard time with these colors, maybe I'll be able to do something after seeing this.

Amber said...

Cassi you are so funny, can't imagine you without your stamps:) Beautiful card, beautiful quote. I love the clean look of this card and those colors are fab!
Hugs
Amber

Allison said...

the colours and layout are lovely, fab card
AllisonX

Mrs J said...

Oh Cassie, just had to pop back and say thanks for your lovely comment about my punch flowers! You are a sweetheart and you really made me smile this morning :) Hope you're enjoying your Thursday and looking forward to seeing what gorgeous creation you come up with for next weeks great challenge!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Eva said...

Cassie, your card is gorgeous, love the colors and what a fun border you created with the punches!!

Captain Scrappy said...

Love the colors! I think this is lovely :)

jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a very very cool layout - I love the overstamping of the sentiment on the stars, and the colors are fantastic!!

Cindy said...

Oh, I just love this Cassie, what a great idea. The colors on your card are fabulous - wonderful design!

Anki said...

Love your choice of colours! Very sweet card. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and thank you for your very sweet words. Kramis - Anki

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

this is fantastic!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is fabulous, Cassie! I love your star border. Wasn't this a great challenge?

Hugs,
Becky