Monday, June 23, 2014

Creative Journey...with punched cards...& Lizzy

Hi there, my scrappy friends:)
Today I thought I'd take you on a creative journey...starting with a simple punched card. Even the UN-card maker peeps out there will be able to make these! Then, I'm going to take you beyond to something more;)
OK. I'm sure you've all got a load of punches lurking round...find a shape one - like a circle or square...this technique is best for taller, skinny cards. Do this to your piece of cardstock that you've cut to fit inside front of your card:

Next, take one of the punched out squares & using that STASH, match up 6 patterned papers & cut them slightly bigger than the square. Don't be fussy - you won't see the edges:)

Now simply stick these behind the 'windows' you've created. Here's the back [wrong] side:

And here's the other side, can add any number of embellies to this basic design:

Can you see I've made my 'window' card stock small enough that another layer fits behind it on the card as well? Soooooo....I quite enjoyed this....& thought I'd do a similar thing with my circle punch for a male card...using the same technique:

FAB stash busting! And I've finished with a bit of wood to show you how to spruce things up:

Then I got thinking - what if I made my own know, did a bit of misting over the out came the star punch - this one is an 'around the page' beauty. 

Using some Studio Calico packaging, which has a plasticised surface, I randomly stamped some stars, then misted through the stencil I'd made...

then, there was lots of mist left over, so I stamped that onto another piece of cardstock:

In the middle of doing this, I thought about a chevron mask I have & how these colours would look nice behind some I got side tracked & went & did this:

And even though I wasn't sure whether my butterfly punch would work, I thought I'd give it a was I created this:

I know some of you will go 'Well, you could just punch the shapes & pop them on TOP of the card!' ..but I don't know, I LOVE the dimension, the peekaboo effect this gives:)
Then, I decided to try & use those stars, using the star images, I grunged up this card -- along with some stars punched out from the left over chevron paper:

Isn't is AMAZING where a CAS, punched card can lead you? I hope you enjoyed this little journey through the way my brain thinks & that you can use some of the ideas here....ESPECIALLY if you are not usually a card maker;)
Happy scrapping, folks - Lizzy H ♥♥♥


  1. Wonderful ideas here Lizzy! Your cards look wonderful too. thanks for sharing these great tips!!

  2. Great ideas! And fun too. Love the cards.

  3. Some excellent uses of punches ,l am off to dust mine off and make some cards. Thank you for the inspiration Lizzy

  4. Wow wow wow!!! These are gorgeous!!!!!!! LOVING what you did with the punches!!!!

  5. Love these ideas!! Esp love that man's card!! They are always a challenge for me!

  6. beautiful cards Lizzy! I love the circle one

  7. Oh wow Lizzy these are all wonderful and really easy to do :) love the chevrons... I think I will have to get down to making some cards.

  8. Wow!! What a fabulous idea Lizzy!!! These cards are beautiful!!! Hugs x

  9. Fabulous ideas here Lizzy and really cute fun cards!! Never would have thought of using my punches this way!! Awesome!! ox