Cards Made Fresh: Tool Technique


Having fun yet? Thanks for joining me in me in day three of Cards Made Fresh Series! I am so excited you're back. This series is designed to help you dust off your tired 2012 paper crafting techniques, and show you fresh ideas for your card-making featuring paper from GCD Studios new 2013 collections.

Today's project features  a fresh idea for using a favorite project found in every paper crafter's stash; a punch, specifically a decorative photo corner punch. Featuring paper from Indian SummerI'm going to show you a fun way to use this punch to create a card that is full of bright and happy sunshine. Indian Summer has a beautiful muted color scheme with some fantastic prints that are perfect for any occasion. For today's card I wanted to make a sun-shiney card to brighten someone's day. 



Although, yellow is the main color, your don't want the card to appear flat by using too much color. After I trimmed sun and rays from Happiness and Ethnic Folk, and stitched them to the card. I used my photo corner punch to add depth to the card.




|1| Punch photo corners from Happiness and Ethnic Folk.

|2| Affix photo corners to the sunshine rays with foam tape, alternating patterned paper.

|3| Stamp sentiment on cardstock, trim and adhere to card with foam tape. Affix twine to card.

Don't be afraid to look at your favorite standard in a new, fresh way! Experiment and play around with your tools, trying to find different ways you can use it.

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Come back tomorrow for another fresh ideas for your cards. Until then, think about what could you do with a photo corner and all the GCD Studios paper you could get your hands on!



8 comments:

  1. Great idea! Love your card, Emily!

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    1. Thanks so much! What's your favorite tool to craft with?

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  2. What a great idea for photo corners! And I am loving the twine!

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    1. Thank you very much! Give your twine a try! I love how twine can make curly-q's! Just be careful with adhesives---Twine shows EVERYTHING

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    1. Thank you very much! Stop by tomorrow for more fun cards

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  4. love it! it makes me happy just to look at!

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    1. I'm so happy that you like this card!

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