The Creation Station Blog Hop design Team are bringing you the Power of the Punch this month. Lots of inspiration using Punches – Boy you’re in for a treat.
School Holidays are drawing to an end and on Wednesday, our son starts back. It’s been a fabulous summer having had lots of fun. His Bicycle has played a big part of his enjoyment this summer, zooming around the garden at great speeds.
Returning to school after so many weeks, can bring about anxieties yet children often forget the things that they have mastered. Independence comes from riding a bike and is a massive achievement and I had this as my focus for an encouragement card for him.
The Triple Banner Punch, which can also be used to banner the end of sentiments, makes awesome chevrons. Angular shapes often work well for boys cards and the images within the Stamp Set, En Route are perfect for boys too.
Banner Punch Chevron Tip
Insert your chosen width of cardstock (I’ve used 1.5″) and punch. Without removing the strip of cardstock, push it in to the end and punch again, repeating as many times as you like. Beneath, resembles the chevron pieces that you see used here.
This simple note card was inspired by the Orla Kiely pattern often found on pottery and fabrics. Repeatedly stamped images and some punched shapes can produce simple and effective cards. It’s often good to look at the random shapes that are generated as part of a Builder Punch. The eye mask from the Fox Builder Punch reminded me of leaves.
The power of the Punch can bring about fast results and can be taken away for holiday crafting. Take a look at what Kerstin Kreuzer has to share with us, I’m sure she’ll offer yet more tips, tricks and inspiration.
Enjoy the rest of the hop and if you’re in the UK, the last few days of the summer holidays. Thanks for stopping by.