Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Christine - Layered Arches Punch Technique

Hi Christine here with some cards and a punch technique for you to try.

First up is a Spring card (only because Tilda is holding chickens!)



The 2nd card is a similar layout. I have made the circle borders using the Martha Stewart Layered Arches Border Punch. Just love making these to lay across my cards, I can add pearls or rhinestones to the centres for a nice effect too.
Here is a tutorial for you to follow on how I go about making these borders. If you don't have this punch perhaps you can try it with another border punch.




Then I had to see what could be created with the Layered Arches corner punch.
On this card the black border has been made using the Layered Arches Corner Punch.




Here is a tutorial for you to try to make one of these borders. Hope you can follow it , the distance between the markings is 1 1/8 inches. You are also working from the wrong side (so you can see the punch outline) so the markings wont show when you are finished.


Next month I will show you 2 more ways to use this punch to make shapes.  Here are 2 more cards I have made using  the My Minds Eye Lost & Found -Union Square 6x6 Pad.




They are part of a set of 4 cards that I will be doing  as a Class at Artfull Crafts on Saturday 12 November.
Look for more details about this class next month.

 TFL
Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Christine

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards. I don't own any border punches as yet but your cards are certainly inspirational!
    Sandra

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  2. Great cards Chistine and isn't it great what you can do with the punches other than straight edges. Absolutely love those Martha punches. Betsy

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  3. Great cards & tutorial Christine. I love my punches ;)

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  4. I didn't know you could do that! How useful. Thanks.

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  5. This is such a fantastic way to show how versatile these punches are.
    Awesome post Christine!!

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