The Simply Stampin' challenge this week is right up my street - Punch it Up! I do love using punches and dies in conjunction with my stamps, I don't know that I could do without them! I mixed some of my newer purchases with my older, and sadly neglected, SU! Slot punch.
My Baja Breeze card measures 5 3/4" square. I've used the SU! Fancy Flower and Two-Step Bird punch to make my flower. I punched two stems from the bird punch, snipped off the leaves, glued the two stems together and added the snipped off leaves - making sure to cover the join of the stems. I punched 3 Rose Red flowers, embossed them with the Square Lattice embossing folder and then highlighted the embossing with Platinum Shimmer Paint that I applied with a sponge dauber. The centre was made with a stamp from the Button Button set. I cut the Whisper White panel with a die from my new Sizzix Tickets nesting die set and mounted it onto a Rose Red panel. I then used the Slot punch, threaded a piece of Old Olive ribbon through the slot and tied a piece of Early Espresso taffeta ribbon around the olive ribbon in a knot. I used Word Window and Modern Label punches for the sentiment and added a teeny flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack. Down the side I added a punched Lace Ribbon border and I used a 1" circle punch to pop Old Olive circles behind the border. I added some clear rhinestones to finish off the card front.
For inside the card, I used the Decorative Label punch for the sentiment, the bird punch again for more leaves and the Boho Blossoms punch to cut out the stamped flowers. I added Boho Blossoms flowers to the envelope flap also.
Stamps: 'thanks' from SU! So Happy For You set, SU! Button Button set, SU! Elegant Thank You stamp, SU! Punch Potpourri set
CS: SU! Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Early Espresso & Rose Red
Tools: SU! Fancy Flower, Two-Step Bird, Slot, Ribbon Lace Border, Word Window, Modern Label, Boho Blossoms, Decorative Label, 1" circle, 3/4" circle & Itty Bitty flower punches, Sizzix Ticket die, SU! Square Lattice embossing folder
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Platinum Shimmer paint & sponge dauber, SU! Old Olive & Early Espresso ribbons, clear rhinestones