Thursday, 21 June 2012

A hole in one

'A hole in one' is this week's Daring cardmakers challenge (just scraping in on time - again!). We were encouraged to use punches and die cuts in the reverse, use the part that's left, the hole!

I used a nestie label die to cut the aperture in a shaped card blank, randomly stamping with the Lindsay Mason cherry blossom stamp and colouring with copics. I then used a smaller nestie label die to cut the shape to go into the middle, stamping and colouring the fan, edging the die cut and then framing it with a larger cut out.

I'm not happy with this and would make it again if I had time (perhaps I'll do that tomorrow). Having coloured the front of the card with copics I found, of course, that the colours had bled through the card, so I tried to cut a corresponding piece from another card blank to stick on the inside to cover up the copics bleed, but it isn't precise enough. If I made it again I would cut the hole in the front and the spare piece for inside at the same time so it matched perfectly.

Update: I've made another one that was a bit more successful, this time using a white card blank - oh well, I tried!

This is also for:

Corrosive 151: feeling punchy - 2 or more punches and/or dies
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 103: window cards
PaperPlay 25: use a die


  1. Sweet card. Love the flowers. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  2. Great cards Hazel. Thank you for joining The Daring Cardmakers this week.

  3. quel chic quel classe et trop élégante! biz

  4. This is a great idea Hazel and I can't see any reason for you not to be happy with it!
    Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

  5. Love the flowers - I hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  6. Like the fans inside the window cards. Thanks for entering Tuesday Throwdown 'Window Card theme' challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Jun Guest Designer Tuesday Throwdown

  7. Not only did you try, but you succeeded beautifully! Both are very lovely. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week -- hope you'll join us again soon! :-)

  8. Hazel - both cards are lovely. Lovely fan image and I live thd pretty cherry blossom flowers/branches. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  9. Your window card is perfect the Asian flavor of it :)
    Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown. Hazel I would like to talk to you, if you could email me at thanks davi

  10. Lovely card! Love the window effect! The flowers are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for Feeling Punchy! :)


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