Friday, November 25, 2011

The Stocking Builder Punch

I love when you can use a product in more than one way and that's the case with this great new punch.  I made the same card 2 ways --- a stocking and a stick horse.
Both start with a cherry cobbler card base and have a layer of crumb cake over that.  The strips of Frostwood Lodge DSP are woven in 1 corner.  I added a bit of Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler ribbon tied together into a knotted bow and attached it over a punched snowflake.  I also used cherry cobbler baker's twine and some rhinestones.  (Color the rhinestone for the horse's eye with a black Sharpie.)  Stamp 'Happy Holidays' (from Holiday Happiness) and you're all set to give a great card.
Tip:
The stick horse card is more labor intensive than the stocking, but well worth the effort.  I used a lollipop stick (for candy making) for the horse's stick.




The toe, heel and cuff of the stocking have extra layers (easily done with the punch) that are attached with dimensionals, for added texture and interest.
Tip:
When attaching tiny pieces, cut smaller pieces from the edge of the dimensionals to fit behind the pieces, so they won't show.  OR... sometimes I layer 2 or 3 tiny glue dots.  That still gives some dimension, too.

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