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Saturday, August 13, 2011

VC Rocks Blog Hop ~ Punches Galore

Welcome to the final blog hop weekend of the VC Rocks season. If you'd like to find out more about VC Rocks or to see how to join up for next year's fun, check out the VC Blog. You will also find all of the stops for this hop listed on the site.


If you are following along on the blog, you should have come from Diane's blog, Stampin Ldyglfr62 . She has some fabulous projects on her site.


As the caption states, the theme this round is punches. We were challenged with making projects that showcased the wonderful punches that SU offers, both past and present.

My card today is actually inspired by one of the beautiful cards that I received from my VC Roomie, Mary Jo. I changed the colors and switched out some elements to incorporate our theme of punches, but the layout is from her fabulous card.

Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede is the color theme I chose. I tried to incorporate as many punches as I could without it looking ridiculous.


The bird is stamped with Versamark on a sheet of Soft Suede from the Neutrals Patterns DSP stack and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I sponged some Cherry Cobbler on it and then punched it out using the Bird Builder Punch. The Baja Breeze piece was created with the Scallop Trim Border punch. The DSP and trim piece is popped up on dimensionals.

That wasn't enough punches for me, so I decided to create an accent piece for the card. These are the unassembled elements:

I cut the knot off the string from a Mini Vintage tag and used that to thread my button. The button "back" was created using First Edition Specialty paper which I sponged Baja Breeze onto. It was then punched out using the matching punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack and adhered to the button with Crystal Effects. Since the cord of the Mini Vintage tag is silky, I used a small drop of Crystal Effects on the knot to keep it secure on the button.

The round Mini Vintage Tag was stamped in Cherry Cobbler with an element piece from the stamp set Artistic Etchings. The same stamp was used with Baja Breeze as a background for the friends tag that was created with the Jewelry Tag punch. The friends tag and Mini Vintage tag were then tied together using Linen Thread and the button adhered with a mini glue dot.

Here is a close-up of the completed accent piece:

It was attached to the card with a Mini Library clip.

Punches: Bird Builder, Jewelry Tag, Scallop Trim Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Pack
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Artistic Etchings, Tiny Tags. Afterthoughts (retired), Punch Potpourri (retired)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, First Edition Specialty Paper, Patterns DSP Stacks-Regals (Cherry Cobbler), Neutrals (Soft Suede)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Versamark
Misc.: Itty Bitty Buttons, Mini Vintage Tags, Mini Library Clips, Linen Thread, Crystal Effects, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponges,

Well, I hope you enjoyed my project today!

The next stop on your hopping journey is Barb's blog, The Love of Stamping. Check out her fun projects!

If you get lost along the way, find a broken link, want to start at the beginning, or just want to check out some more great projects, please visit the VC Rocks Blog.


Have a great Day!




24 comments:

Nichole said...

Wow! This is so pretty!! I have that bird punch - but the poor guy isn't even out of his packaging yet. I'll have to play with him this weekend. :)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Very pretty, love that little bird punch! TFS

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

ooOOoo, this card's a beauty, Kym! THanks for all the details on how you created your accent--it's the perfect touch!

Krafting Karen said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

Carey said...

Oh I love the accent. That put the already cute card over the top.

Carey and Roscoe

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card and I love what you did with the accent. Those little bits really add alot to the card.

Chris O said...

Oh, Kim, this is beautiful! Your layout and choice of colors and accents...VERY nice!

Brandy said...

Gorgeous miss Kym!

Jackie L Watson said...

Very lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

inkedx2 said...

Very pretty card. Love the combination of tags you used.

Robbie

Debbie Martin said...

Love your accent piece, I'll have to try that too!
www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

I love this card -very pretty

Beth Harple said...

Thanks for sharing this very nice card.

Stamper Shirley said...

Oh my goodness, Kym, what a beautiful card! I love using my bird punch and your special effects will be CASE'd for sure! And your accent piece really makes your card super beautiful! Thanx for creating and sharing. Hugs, Sassy

Tory said...

What a beautiful card! Love the accent piece!

Alicia said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful work of art. :)

Janice Heighway said...

Very cute card, I love the colors.

Barbara Furlong said...

Great card, so glad you was able to hop with us!

Elaine Wright said...

Over the top great card! I love the details and punched pieces. Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Very pretty! Loved the accent piece! TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Amanda Mertz said...

Great card. I really like the stamping on the bird and your tag is adorable- great details! TFS!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Love your card, Kym, thanks so much for sharing.

Brenda Hugar said...

Lovely card -- can never go wrong with that bird! Love your additional piece and the explanation on how you created it.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Love the card, especially the extra accent piece.