Sunday, June 14, 2009

Diagonal Punch Birthday Card

My local stamp store sent out their weekly email last week with this awesome looking card. I had never seen one like it, fell in love with it and attempted to recreate it. Below is my creation. I also am using this card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge celebrating their 1 year Saturday Challenge birthday.



It's what I'm calling a "diagonal punch card." Isn't it cute?? So here's how I made it. I used a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock, scored it at 4" & 8" to make the folds. I then cut at an angle from 5 1/2" down to 4" using my trimmer. Then using my birthday candle punch, I punched along the top of the card the whole 12". I embossed all the punch candle "flames" but I don't think you can really see it in the pictures. Finally, I decorated each panel.

I used Penny Black stamps, Sizzix die cuts for the "40th", Scrappy Cat "Happy" stamp, ribbon, buttons, twine and random candle and present embellies. Images are colored with prisma pencils. What do you think?

Thanks for looking!!

12 comments:

Louise Forsyth said...

This is awesome, I love the punched candle along the top, cute touch.

tmcc4 said...

I was looking at that punch and just couldn't figure out how to use it but you did an AWESOME job with it!! very creative! love the colors too..TFS!
Mandy

Lynn said...

What an adorable 40th birthday card!! Love these delightful critters and the punched candle edging!

Michelle said...

cute cute cute!! and fantastic idea for use of the birthday candle punch!

TFS!

Vicki said...

OMGoodness! How cute! Great color combo and love the candle punch! The diagonal is now on my "must try" list! TFS! Blessings to you!

Jackie said...

Wow! This is a really cool card and love the mice! Thanks for the instructions too!!!!!

Heidi said...

OM this is an awesome card, I love it.

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Adorable and oh-so-fun! Absolutely LOVE IT!

Naoual said...

This is such a beautiful card! The cute image you used is coloured beautifully and I love all the fab detail! LOVE all the punched candles, looks stunning.

xx Naoual

Simone said...

love what you have done with that punch!

Spyder said...

Love the detail on this card, it's sooooooo clever and penny Black is my fav!


((Lyn))

helloholley said...

How cute is this?? Great job ;)

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