Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter Whimsy

After a long day of job-searching, it was fun to finally finish a card I've been working on for The Punches Challenge over at Moxie Fab.  As it started to come together, I thought it would make a good banner for my blog, so I photographed it before I added the sentiment and then keyed in my blog name in a text box to use as my banner. 
We were to use a punched element in an innovative way.  I happened to have this EK ornament punch on my desk prior to cleaning up the post-holiday chaos and the thing that caught my eye was the tree-like shape that could be made when the punched piece was turned upside down.  So, I played around with a combination of shapes and patterns to create this wintery scene.  All the "trees" came from the EK punch - I only snipped a bit off of the tall trees and left the round trees exactly as they were punched.  The sun was made with a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is separate rub-on letters.  The paper is all DCWV: Blossoms & Butterflies 4.5 x 6.5 stack.  The size of the stack is important here, because of the smaller scale of the pattern.        
And if you want to see the ornaments as they would normally be punched and used, here's the card upside down.


Lisa said...

What a great idea! It is so fun to use things in an unexpected way! Beautifully colorful card!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your sweet winter scene, Cheryl! Thanks so much for stopping by during the Stamp It! 3 Ways Blog Hop!