Tuesday, 7 September 2010

New Punch

I really liked the colour combo of my last card, so when the postman delivered my new Fiskars Upper Crest Punch, I thought I would try it out by using the same colours as the card in my previous post.
The pearlised card was embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. I really wish that they would make more folders which can be extended to cover greater areas, as can be done with this one. The Stampin' Up frame had its first inking today, and I was delighted to discover that it fitted beautifully into one of my Nestie oval dies. I used my granddaughter's Lego and a piece of acetate packaging to position the stamp for the sentiment correctly into the frame.
The brads are really tiny and I find it difficult to align them correctly when making holes for them, so as long as they are not needed to join layers together, I cut the 'legs' off and stick them in position with glue dots.
Don't you just love the edge that punch gives.... mmmmm yummy!


  1. I really like the card Chrissie and the punch is excellent. Thanks for sharing



  2. Super card Chrissie - you have been busy today ! ( For thickies like me can you explain about the lego !!?) x

  3. its gorgeous , i love the colours and the edging,sheila x

  4. I love this card and colour combo Chrissie.

    I find that the Tim Holtz Idealogy ruler is brilliant for setting brads, because all along the ruler, there are holes which can be used for faux stitching and for lining stuff up - however far apart you want them. It is an imperial ruler, has a metal edge and the natty thing about it is that its got a centre point and then measurements leading out each side from the centre (if that makes sense) and is perfect for finding the centre of your project and measuring out from each side of the centre - and you can poke your pokey tool down the appropriate hole to mark it.

    Hope all that makes sense! - suffice to say is that i've found it a very useful addition to my tools - but still have a metric metal ruler too.

    Paula x x x


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