Today's 6 Handmade Cards demonstrate Triple Action Punch Power. I am a big proponent of Punches especially when they coordinate with a cute stamp set. You get a lot of bang for your buck plus they are easy to use. Let's see what we can do with the Pine Tree Punch and the Moose punch.
The coordinating stamp sets and the Merry Moose stamps and the Perfectly Plaid stamps. Let's explore further how to make these 6 six cards quickly and economically.
This pair of Merry Moose and Perfectly Plaid cards start with negatives made by simply punching through a plain sheet of Whisper White Card Stock cut 3-1/2" x 4-3/4". Both the Moose Punch and the Pine Tree Punch make beautiful negatives. Next, I stamped a sentiment from their matching stamp sets, Merry Moose or Perfectly Plaid. To keep things uncomplicated I used Cherry Cobbler Ink for all 6 cards. Cherry Cobbler compliments the Plaid Tidings Designer Paper quite nicely! I backed the whole thing with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Plaid Tiding Paper.
After completing my first two cards, I noticed a slice of plaid paper leftover from each card, and low and behold I could quite easily punch several more moose or trees from those scraps. Viola! I am on my way to making 2 more gorgeous cards! Mirroring the first two cards I made two more cards using the moose and the tree punched from the scraps. On the first two cards I popped up the white panels, but on these two cards I popped up the moose and tree using dimensionals. You may have noticed that I also moved the sentiments to below rather than above. Yay, I had 4 simple yet elegant cards completed in record time!
Fabulous! Now let's talk about the last two cards. It's fun to challenge myself to use up the scraps from previous cards. In this case, I used the white punched shapes leftover from the first two cards and the strips of white card stock leftover from cutting the panels from the first four cards. Boom! This is coming together nicely. To stretch my designer paper, I cut my Perfectly Plaid panels 3" x 4-1/4". Since the paper is 6" x 6" I was able to make two cards from each sheet.
Have a fabulous day,