Friday, March 5, 2010

Stamp Simply #129 - Punched Borders


It's Friday again, and by the time some of you are reading this I will be on my way to Indiana to see my sweet friend Joan Fricker and teach some Copic classes at her store! I've been looking forward to this for so long and can't believe it's finally here! I'm excited about having a great time with my Mom and Joan and getting to meet her customers!

In the meantime, it's time for another Stamp Simply challenge and this week, because Sharon was busy, I got to choose the challenge! I started thinking about how much I love using border punches lately, so I decided that's what today's challenge would be.... border punches! If you don't have any border punches, you can also create the semblance of a punched border using Nestabilities, as Sharon has shown here. You can also use a corner rounder punch to create a scalloped border, as shown here.

I decided to use this new cuckoo clock stamp from Hero Arts for my card, because there are scalloped borders on the clock too, to mimic my punched border. This is such a fun set of stamps, and has been pretty popular since I got it in stock at the store! My designer papers are the new Garden Variety papers from Cosmo Cricket.
Here are my Copic colors used....
Stop by Sharon's blog for her fabulous sample and all the challenge details, and if you play along you'll find Mr. Linky on her blog to link your creation!

We have a new member of our team too, as Deb Neerman has been invited to step in and fill Julie Koerber's position, so we thrilled to have her as a permanent member of the team! And we have a new guest designer for the month of March. She is Marlene Bender! Stop by her blog, Heart Spring and see her creation for today! And then see what the rest of the girls have created by visiting their blogs...


I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting my blog today!








Stamps: Cuckoo (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!), white (Neenah), designer paper (Cosmo Cricket)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), markers (Copic)Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon (Bo Bunny), Threading Water border punch (Fiskars).

16 comments:

i {heart} papers said...

This is one of my favorite sets from CHA!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, how darling is this! I LOVE this bright and fresh color combo and fun patterns -- just a darling card! Have fun this weekend! Wish I could be there with you!!! You'll be a HUGE hit, I just KNOW!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Just adorable, Tammy ... love that stamp and the too-cute DP you used. Hope you're having a blast teaching in Indiana!

Janine said...

Great card sweetcheeks!! Have a fun weekend.!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, this is so clean and cute! I love the sentiment. Awesome job, Tammy!

Jennifer Buck said...

So beautiful, Tammy! :) I LOVe this! The colors are wonderful and your coloring is AMAZING! :) Hope you are doing well! :)

Jenny Gropp said...

Great card Tammy! Fresh and Fun with FAB coloring! Have fun at Joan's!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So cute Tammy-- thanks for the fun challenge...say "HI" to Joan from me!

jen del muro said...

love love love this!!

cards4u said...

Cute card - love the fun bright colors and how your border complements the birdhouse!!
Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Joan Ervin said...

What a cute image and the scallops are perfect for the challenge!!! Your coloring is beautiful, too, and I love the papers you used...have a great time this weekend!!!

Barbara said...

Love that adorable image, Tammy--perfectly colored, I might add! Love how your scalloped border matches the birdhouse :)

Lil' Inker said...

Wowee, wowee, wowee wow!!! I think this stamp is amazing. I love it love it love it and I think what you did with it is amazing!

KymKreates said...

I popped in to check out all the blogs of the teams and realized I wasn't following yours. Apologies your way. I am now!!!! Your cuckoo clock brings back fond memories of my childhood. We had one all my life!! Wonderful card!
KymKreates

dustypenny said...

Lovely card!

Jill said...

SOOO bright and cheery! Love your coloring! Congrats on the HA tweet! Love your blog, too!! :)