CC05: Wow; I didn't really think making circle cards could be so much fun - or so fancy. I really enjoyed making this card for the Chick Challenges challenge this week. I don't have any scallop circle punches yet (I am really saving up to buy the Eyelet Circles and Lacey Squares from Spellbinder's Nestabilities) but, until then, I found an amazing tutorial from the Less Is More blog (can be found HERE) that addresses that problem that I had.
To make a straight border curved
- Punch a length of paper with the border punch matching up the design as you go.
- Cut off a strip of the paper leaving a small border 1cm or about .5 inch.
- Snip at regular intervals, from the straight edge through to an aperture close to the patterned edge, leaving that edge intact.
- Slightly overlapping the sections, stick the strip behind the curved edge you wish to decorate.
Done - how amazing is that?! It really made things easier on me, because I've been searching everywhere for a scalloped punch (even eyeballed my Cricut machine but didn't find anything among my carterages either) but I didn't want to go out and spend money; but I did want to play in the challenge this week.
Prima uses some great packaging that goes along with their flowers, one I had used clear words paper, so I cut it to size and added it to my card. So, I think it turned out great, I learned something new, and it looks good to send out to someone special.
Paper: Jillibean Soup
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co (Ippity Stamps: 'Simply Home' set)
Clear words paper: Prima
Ribbon: Michael's store
Metal key: 7 Gypsies Mini Keys (Antique Brass)
Scalloped punch: Martha Stewart