Friday, April 7, 2017

Stamp Off Punch A Bunch Challenge

I love Fridays, because I get to share it with
my friends Buffy and Susan.  I love their creativity
and our challenge three-some!
 This week, we are doing a punch challenge.
Now, MY interpretation is that Big Shot framelits
and thinlits might also qualify as "punched" components.
Our little Stamp-Off challenges are always open
to interpretation, as it makes things kind of entertaining!
I stressed a bit over this challenge, and then had a 
kind of "breakthrough".  I wanted to use the T-shirt
Builder Framelits Dies, on page 30 (of the Occasions
catalog), but put a more feminine spin on it, given the
lovely, sparkly, (retired) SAB glimmer paper.  After several
attempts, I finally pulled out my Bow Builder punch
on page 188 and punched 3 bow tails.  I'm sorry that 
it's really hard to tell, but the 3 bow tails form the
dress skirt.  The most difficult part of this was attaching
components, as the glimmer paper does not like to
cooperate with adhesive.  I ended up using dimensionals.
The glimmer dress was attached to a Stitched Shapes
framelit layer.  I punched several "dots" to act as 
"floating bubbles".  
If you did not get this FREE SAB glimmer paper,
you can always purchase the Dazzling Diamonds
Glimmer paper on page 175, and color it with 
your re-inkers.
That wonderful sentiment comes from the
So In Love set on page 52 of the Occasions catalog.
The rest was just layers.  I'm pleased to have figured
out a "skirt" option for the T-Shirt Builder Dies!
Now please take the opportunity to enjoy the 
creative ideas offered by Susan and Buffy.
I bet they punched it out of the ballpark!


Susan Horr said...

Such a pretty card! I love how you built the skirt from a punch, Jackie. That was a brilliant idea! As always, the sparkle is the best!

Buffy said...

Definitely a wow, Jackie! I love the skirt idea; so clever. And the sparkle is so fun. Crossing fingers for more in the annual catalog. But, as you mentioned, there's still DD glimmer paper with ink and sponges!

Deborah Smart said...

What a great idea to create the skirt using the bow builder punch, Jackie! Using the glimmer paper makes me think of a frilly tutu :)