Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Roll with the Punches...


Ya just gotta love punches.....they can be so so versatile. Butterflies turn into flowers and straight lines can turn corners..

I know these pansies have been around for a while, but today was the first time I'd ever made them. A Colour Dare Design Team-mate, Lesley (Always Playing with Paper), used them yesterday on her Color Dare card, and I promised myself I would give them a try. The tutorial that both of us used is from Kathy - the Paper Stamper. I used watercolour paper instead of regular or Shimmer paper. I got so hooked on making them that I even went to look for the different colour variations that pansies come in. They are one of my favorite flowers because they are just so happy looking. The sketch I used for this card is from Stampin' Royalty.


I created this second card a couple of days ago using the Paper Players Sketch Challenge and the Stamping 411 Color Inspiration which was Rose Red, River Rock and Always Artichoke. I used one the the flowers from the Triple Layer Punch to create the flowers on the outside of the oval.

I'm thoroughly enjoying the "Fabulous Phrases" stamp set, which I recently got, and desperately hope it won't end up on the retiring list June 1. Guess I don't have to wait long to find out! I find it such an exciting time of year in Stampin' Up!

Well, hope there are some things in your world that you are looking forward to. Remember to look for the good - don't dwell on the bad.....although it can be hard sometimes!
Have a terrific Thursday!
Blessings, Joan

9 comments:

Georgeann Manning said...

Love the flowers! they are so pretty! Great interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Christy Q said...

I love your take on The Paper Players sketch and the colors you used.

Marlene said...

The pansies are so pretty..and I'm loving all the punching detail on card #2.

Nance said...

Beautiful cards Joan--I'm so happy that you played along with my sketch! I love your use of the oval and the triple blossoms are a fabulous addition. Gorgeous colors too! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players! ((hugs))

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Joan! I love the colors and the punched flowers! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

Gorgeous cards, Joan! The colors in your pansies are stunning. Such a beautiful card with the Eastern Blooms set. (Thanks for the inspiration to use that set more often, too.) Love all of the details you added! Wow! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :)

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Rita said...

I love that new punch on your second card! The flowers are a great highlight to your stamped image! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Hands On said...

Beautiful pansies. Love the colours. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty this week.