Yes, this is the final sneak peek of the Tonic Studios July release. But not to worry, you will be seeing more of these punches on my blog and around the interwebs, I’m sure. You may even have a set of your own, because there is another giveaway today!
Flowers, vines, and a lattice make up this first card. I used the Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern 762 Scalloped Diamond Border Punch to make the lattice, and the 935 Petal Pairs Box Set 2 for the flowers.
Start with a 1" strip of card stock. Punch four designs, making sure the end of the strip is against the "First Punch" line and lining up the punches with the design on the punch.
Flip the strip over so that the punched design is at the top (Fig. A). Insert the strip into the punch, centering it between 2 designs on the paper, as shown in Fig. B, C & D.
Keep punching, aligning the punched piece with the design on the punch, until you get a strip long enough for your card. You should end up with a piece that looks like this (but a little more even than this one):
You will need 4 strips to make the lattice. Trim the ends up to length and adhere to your card as shown. Add the ribbon and flowers and you have a garden lattice.
Supplies: Tonic Studios 762 Scalloped Diamond Border and 935 Petal Pairs Box Set 2, Sentiment - Hero Arts (CL513), May Arts ribbon (leaves), Glossy Accents (for flower centers), Patterned Paper - BoBunny Avocado Dot.
The next card is made using the Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern 764 Daisy Border Punch to make the strip in the center. I cut 7 3/4” strips from different colors of card stock and adhered them to a 4” x 5-1/4” white piece for the rainbow effect. After adding the punched strip I adhered it to a piece of black card stock, leaving a very small border.
The sentiment is stamped on another 3/4” piece, with one banner end. I use a square punch to make my banner ends, Just insert the strip into one corner, making sure it’s straight, and punch. Instant banner end.
To create the strip using the Daisy Border punch start with a 2-1/8" strip of cardstock. Punch once, lining up the edge of the strip with the "First Punch" line. Flip the strip over so that the design you just punched is at the top of the strip and reinsert it into the punch being sure to line up the edge with the "First Punch" line.
It should look like this:
Supplies: Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern 764 Daisy Border Punch, Sentiment - Hero Arts (Sending Smiles Messages Clear Set), 3/4" strips of different colors of card stock, green gemstones.
The final card is a 6” x 6” square, which I don’t do very often because of the extra postage – and the fact that I don’t have any envelopes to fit. I used the Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern 768 Vine Strip Punch on this one. I punched 2 strips and added them to a wider lavender strip of card stock, leaving a space for some ribbon down the center.
The flowers started out white. I colored them with Copic markers because I didn’t have any flowers that coordinated with the papers I was using. I love my Copic markers.
The banners were cut using the same method as the tag on the card above.
Supplies: Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern 768 Vine Strip Punch, Sentiment - Hero Arts (Truly Appreciated Clear Set), Patterned Paper - Memory Box Spearmint Collection, cut into 3/4" strips, McGill Pine Punch (leaves), white silk flowers, Copic markers V12 & G00 (for coloring the flowers), pearl brad.
Well, there you have it. Our preview has come to an end. Once more I am giving away all three of these punches to one lucky winner. Here are the punches you could win:
Simplicity Pattern 762 Scalloped Diamond Border Punch
Simplicity Pattern 764 Daisy Border Punch
Simplicity Pattern 768 Vine Strip Punch
Just leave a comment on this post and tell me the name of your favorite movie. You have until midnight Friday, July 6 to enter and I will post the winner on Monday, July 9 (which also happens to be my husband’s birthday). You will have 48 hours to contact me before I choose another winner so don’t forget to check back. (The contest is limited to the US only)
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Thank you for visiting and good luck in the drawing!