a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Friday, August 21, 2009

Blogger's Challenge: Die Cuts or Punches

This week our challenge was to focus on die cuts or punches. I decided since I don't have too many pretty punches I would use my Peony nestabilities.

I made this card pretty quickly, it's pretty simple as usual ;-) I ran all the peony nestabilities through my cuttlebug on 2 different pieces of dsp. I think sprayed them with my mini mister and crumpled them up. I let them dry just a little bit and then ran my Papertrey Ink Chai & Raspberry Sorbet ink pads over to give it a little more of a worn look.

I love this ribbon treatment that I learned from Sharon Johnson and think it would have looked better if I had a smaller image, but it works for me. The little sentiment stamp I used was from a Studio G clear stamp set.

Make sure to check out all the other challengers this week by clicking here.

Have a good weekend! I'm looking forward to some creative time with a few friends tomorrow night, hoping to get a lot accomplished (which usually NEVER happens).

18 comments:

Lisa said...

Looks like a real peony! Which I love! Great job!

Nikki Bond said...

WOW...this is gorgeous! {SMILES}

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love your choice of ink colors for your flowers!

Lisa Bohler said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! This flower is a wowza!!!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

This is a gorgeous flower! Love the colors!

Susie said...

Very lovely. I saw Kristina Werner do something similar except she cut out her flower layers freehand. Nice job, Kim

Connie Paxman said...

I really love this and you just enabled me to order this die..
Love the patterned color combo..
This would also go so well on a SB page.
connie paxman

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Kim! I love the way flower looks made out of that patterned paper. The ribbon is very cool too. I missed that technique before on Sharon's blog.

Ida P. Krause said...

How pretty! The flower is beautiful and has a wonderful tropical feel to it.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Kim! Such beautiful colors! :D

Tami Black said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors, love the way it is put together and I would never, in a million years, have thought of this.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the colors you used, and the ribbon treatment is awesome! TFS

Patti Chesky said...

So pretty. My mother-in-law would love this card...she adores peonies.

Lori said...

The flower is beautiful, Kim!

Rachel Hope said...

So striking! Wonderful flower!

Marcia P said...

I am definately adding these nesties to my wish list now - gorgeous.

:) Marcia P

Connie said...

WOW!!!! I love peonies and this card is GORGEOUS!

Robin Merriman said...

Simply gorgeous, Kim! Great job!

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