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Monday, April 11, 2011

Fun with punches!!!

I recently wrote a TUTORIAL for using your straight edge punch on a curved or circular edge, and it is the theme for the try this technique on SCS today!  It is a wonderful way to be able to use your tools that you already have in another way.  I showed the technique to my friend Kim, and she made this card for a workshop that I recently attended:


 Kim and I met in a sewing/Smocking guild years ago- the technique is really a sewing skill- you attach lace to a curve, you snip it to lay flat.  So, Kim added a touch of snipped lace between her circular layer and the scalloped edge. 
 (If you do not have a fabric border on your lace, just gently gather it and work with it until it lays flat- the wider the lace, the more gathered it will have to be to lay flat on a curve.)
 Here is the lace laying flat.  You can snip it like this, or cut out little triangles.  If you do just snip it as above, as it goes around a curve the snipped edges will overlap and will add bulk under the curve. It worked out OK with this tiny lace edge, but if it were wider or thicker, the snips would have to be little triangles instead of straight snips into the edge.
 The background is Versamark resist, then we sponged over that with Sahara Sand ink.  Of course, I love this set, so had to buy it......!

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

19 comments:

Tanya said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love that silhouette image.

Joanne Travis said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous! It looks like a soft suede.

jimlynn said...

WOW Shelly, this is just lovely! Beautiful card!
Lynn

Karli said...

Aha! I knew I had seen this technique on someone's blog, but I couldn't remember who!!! Yay, now I know who to give credit to. Beautiful card Shelly :) Hugs~

Chris A. said...

Beautiful card! thanks for the tips.

Juliet A said...

I remember that tut - you have a knack for making gluing seem even more difficult than sewing! I can't argue with the beautiful results, though.

AJ said...

I love the subtleness of the colors… its a wonderful card

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How how beautiful! Love the colors and the tips!

Teri said...

So, so pretty! EVERYTHING about it is just GREAT!!!

Anne Temple said...

Love that idea!! Gorgeous card too.

Karen Howard said...

Really pretty, love the elegant look! Hugs, Karen

Terry said...

Kim's card is just stunning! Love that I will have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing!

Shirley said...

Absolutely lovely!! TFS about the lace too!

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for the tip too. I definitely will be using this info in the future.

Marlene said...

This is a GORGEOUS card!! WOW!

Diana Queen said...

This is one gorgeous card! Soft, lovely and elegant! ;D

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Awe this is soooo cute!!! I love your coloring and such soothing colors!!!
Hugs,
Chris

Work said...

wow wow wow this is just fabulous.

Auntie Em said...

I love what you have done with these images. The monochromatic colour is so pretty and I love the lace trim and the embossed background.
Thank you for sharing! :)