Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dressed Up For Halloween

I love the background shapes I have been seeing on cards lately. 
Unfortunately, I just have a cuttlebug and it isn't big enough for the background dies I would like to use. 
So what does a crafty girl do?
She creates her own of course.

I played around with my Martha Stewart punch around the page border paper punches for this card.
I wanted to use the punches to create the shape for the card but I didn't like the sizes that were listed on the instructions so I changed it up a little
Here's what I did:
I started with a 6x6 piece of cardstock.  
I punched all 4 corners with the corner punch.
Using the matching border punch, I punched along either side of the corners just once.
Here is a picture of what I ended up with:


I then trimed off the middle sections to look like the top.
Next I cut out 4 corner pieces on some scrap pieces of matching paper 
and then attached them to the middle sections as pictured below

If you don't want to cut and attach the corner pieces to the middle like I did, you can punch the middle sections first before doing the corners.  I tried but found it difficult to line up the punches so I chose the easier method for me.
After I had my background punched, I ended up with a 5x5 section in the middle which is a perfect size for embellishing.

I plan to play around with other sizes so I can match of the middles a little better.  Can't wait to see what I can do with my other Martha Stewart paper punches

Card Details:
Image: from All Dressed Up
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, E50, E51, e53, BV02, BV17, W1m W0, YR12, YR14, YG01, YG13, T8, T7, T4, BV31
Martha Stewart paper punches
Star paper punch
Crystal stickles
Lemon Ice Stickles
Spellbinders die

Entered in following Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Spots and/or stripes
Use Your Stuff: border punch


Carol said...

This is gorgeous Julie, so cute. Love your shaped background and thanks for showing how you created it. Carol x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is stunning
Ginny x

http://cheryl-cherylscreativeatcscards.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

Oh gosh this is just gorgeous hugs cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Totally love this! I think this is a fabulous card and a great use of a border punch!
Thanks for joining us at UYS this week.
Tammy DT

Gail said...

Totally fabulous card. LOVE the image and the papers as well as the embellishment. Awesome shaped card, too! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. I hope to see you in our next challenge on Tuesday! Hugs, Gail

Olivia said...

Such a lovely job with the coloring and very creative job on the card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Céline said...

so gorgeous, love the papers and design
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Michelle Looi said...

Love the contrast! Beautiful use of the border punch
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

aussie aNNie said...
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aussie aNNie said...

Super card with an awesome image and papers, love your colour combo...thanks for joining in our challenge.
The Journey is the Start

{Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

Amanda said...

That border punch turned out awesome! This is an amazing card! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!