Ode to Stampin’ Up!’s Oval Punches

Stampin up sunflower
One of my favorite ways to display sentiments is using  Stampin' Up!'s Small and Large Oval Punches.  They layer neatly and elegantly.  Tr?s cool with the three dimensional look of a Stampin' Dimensional or two sandwiched in between.  However, these little beauties can multi-task and made today's sunflower pretty and precise.

The card base is Chocolate Chip (4.25 x 5.5).  I inked the Print Pattern Background stamp in Chocolate Chip and stamped it on Barely Banana Card Stock.  The "happy birthday" sentiment is inked and stamped using the same colors.  I matted the sentiment on Chocolate Chip.

Six Large and five Small Oval Punches were snapped out of Barely Banana Card Stock.  TIP:  The edges were sponged in Chocolate Chip to add texture and so that they would stand out against the strong background.  A Chocolate Chip circle was cut with Nestabilities circle die-cuts and embossed using a Cuttlebug. 

TIP:  I assembled and adhered the "petals" to the Print Pattern Background image and then cut off the left hand surplus for a straight edge.  A few Barely Banana Brads seemed like the perfect highlight for the flower center.

Sunflower in a Snap 🙂

Hugs and Pretties . . . . M

Stamp Sets:  Print Pattern Background, All Holidays
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Cool Tools:  Stampin' Up!'s Large and Small Oval Punches, Sponges, Nestabilities Circle Die-Cuts, Cuttlebug
The Perfect Touch:  Soft Subtles Brads (Barely Banana)

15 Comments:

  1. Amanda Currier

    very nice! I love this!! I will definitely have to try this!
    Amanda
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  2. Super pretty Mary!!! I will try it too!!!
    God bless
    Giovana

  3. Great idea…and a great card.
    Becky

  4. Colleen Moreland

    I love this too! I will have to try it. I love the colors you chose. Just a nice card.

  5. I’m glad I bought the large oval punch, now I can try this. What a cute idea, where do you get them? A new project to try. Thanks

  6. Very pretty! I love those oval punches. You can make many uses out of them.

  7. Oh thanks, now I have to but the oval punch 😉 LOVE THIS!

  8. This is gorgeous and very clever! I love how this turned out! {SMILES}

  9. What a fantastic card. I never would have thought to use the oval punch to make such a fabulous card.

  10. What a fantastic card. I never would have thought to use the oval punch to make such a fabulous card.

  11. What a fantastic card. I never would have thought to use the oval punch to make such a fabulous card.

  12. Mary – this is just awesome!!! Love the idea and your card!!!

  13. colleen kramer

    Very charming! Nice way to showcase a bold background, too. Thanks for sharing.

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