Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Think outside of the box!!!! - CTD#123

Ever have an "AHA" moment? Well, that's what happened to me today. Although I have used this tip before with my punches, when this card was in the creative process I had a few "AHA"s. You see it started out as a CASE of a card I saw in a magazine. Then it morphed into what you see here. Often times when I get going in my creative flow, I will have to stop midstream because I don't have a color cardstock or a designer paper to go with what I am working on. This time it was punches. Sometimes I get soooo frustrated because I don't have a die or a punch to fit whatever it is I am working on. Sooo the old cranium looks the situation over and kicks into overdrive. I take a punch and/or die and cut one half of my piece then I flip that piece around, carely lining things up and cut again. Below you can see the products I used. Next to it you can read how and where I used each product.

1. I used the die to cut the Always Artichoke matte for my accent piece (pink floral). Then I used the same die to cut the pink accent piece.
2. I used the punch on the left and cut my sentiment but it was too large for my pink matte. So I used the punch on the far right to cut the rounded edges on my sentiment. 
3. I punched my solid pink matte for my sentiment with the yellow punch in the top middle.
Below is a close up of my sentiment.
Now, next time you run into this problem you'll more easily be able to solve it. I HOPE! :O)

This card was created using the color combo for ColorThrowDown#123 - This week Kristin threw Always, Artichoke, Baja Breeze and Cameo Coral at us. She used a sweater vest as her inspiration. Hey, don't knock it till you've tried it!
My colors may not be exact but they are pretty darn close. Give the challenge a try! I know you'll enjoy working with this color palette and try to "think outside the box" with your punches and dies.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana
Betty Stamps TX

6 comments:

Renee said...

beautiful card. And what a great aha moment :D Hugz n blessings.

Broni said...

Very creative use of the punches, Betty! I'm so glad to see you back at the CTD with us! Happy new year!

Dori said...

Love it! The white background is striking with the combination of the stamps and papers you used. Fabulous!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like the sentiment tag and how you composed it with the die and punches.

Tammy Hershberger said...

GREAT card, Betty! Nice layers with your punches and sentiment! I'm glad you gave my color combo a try!

Lori said...

Pretty! Love how you combined the different punches for your sentiment panel--looks great.

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