This week is a Spotlight on Punches over at Crafty Cardmakers (one week there is a themed challenge and on alternate weeks a Spotlight to highlight the use of a craft item or technique). I decided to go with the Punches Spotlight as I'd seen a great tutorial over on Inspirational Tips, Techniques and Tutorials for making a flower using a border punch. First I stamped the cute little mouse from Penny Black Critter Party and coloured it with Whispers Pens, cut it out and mounted with Nesties. The DP is from a K&Co Tim Coffey pad (Daisy) which I edged with my Fiskars Punch and Emboss punch (A Dozen Roses). Then I made the large flowers by punching a strip with the same punch, running it through my paper crimper and sticking it to a circle of card (see tutorial - it's really good). Then I punched a smaller flower with an EK Success punch (Retroflower) and topped it off with a little button. The smaller flowers were made with a multi punch (Woodware Sunflower) and have White Opal Liquid Pearls for the centres. I topped it all off with a piece of yellow organza ribbon and a cute little heart charm.
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Animals
Fab 'n' Funky - Buttons and bows