Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Slice of Peach Parfait

This little card is approximately 4" square and is packed with lots of little elements!  The card base is Peach Parfait, embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Big Shot.  At the bottom of the card front is a strip of Peach Parfait Patterns Deisgner Series Paper and a strip of Pear Pizzaz punched with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch adhered to a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  The focal image is from the A Slice of Life stamp set.  (It was a hostess set from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog which means that it is no longer available.)  I used the Blender Pen to color in the coffee cups and punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch.  I wanted a layer of Pear Pizzaz to mount this on but nothing I could get my hands on was fitting right so I improvised with an idea that I've seen on other card samples.  I punched a bunch of 1/2" circles and adhered them around the 1 3/4" circle.  The large punched Whisper White circle that is behind the focal image was an experiment I made earlier in the day.  It started as a 2 1/2" circle.  Then I took one of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches and punched out a border around the large circle.  I used the 1/16" Circle Punch to punch between the Itty Bitty Shapes.  If you look closely you'll notice this specific shape is in the DSP and the Lace Ribbon Border Punch, also.  I think this card turned out really cute and light-hearted!

Stamps:  A Slice of Life
Ink:  Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  1/16" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals


Mickey Roberts said...

A very cool way to frame the scallop circle to reflect the paper design.

Yapha said...

Super cute card! I love how you used those punched pieces!

Heidi Baks said...

Mmmmm coffee!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Very creative use of punches!