Asian Artistry Card

This is the first card I had created with my Sale-a-bration Scallop Trim Border Punch. Usually I see lots of cards done with Red, black and gold for cards with an Asian stamp set, so I decided to add white to give it a totally different feel. I am really pleased with how it turned out, how you like it!

 

Asiain Artistry Card

The red square is 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" and the black is 3 1/4" x3 1/4". 

 

I have been asked how I created the Scallop Trim Border Punched Easel Card — did I do the squares free hand or with a set square?  I used set square sizes punched them out starting with the Scallop Trim Corner Punch and worked my way around.  If you are trying this for the first time use scrap (ie cheap cardstock) while you get the hang of using the two together.  The sizes I used are all squares: 1 15/16", 2 7/16", 2 7/8", 3 1/4", 3 3/4", 4 1/4", 4 3/4".  I did not figure these sizes on my own ( the only one I did was the 3 1/4" square) I believe I found the dimensions on Split Coast Stampers and I am sorry I do not rember who posted it. I had seen several different sizes and not all posts had sizes that worked.  TIP: Make sure to keep everything square as you punch. 

I have also used the method shown in the lindastamps video by her husband and that also works quite well to make random size squares using the punch with your paper trimmer. Hope this helps

Stampin' Up! has a new punch design and they are very easy to use. The Scallop Trim Border Punch works the same as the Eyelet Border and Scallop Border punches Stampin' Up! , however, it is in the new design.

 

 

My customers are lovin' the Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch as well. They look at it and ask if it requires a lot of force to punch all three pieces at one time. I pass them the punch and cardstock and once they try it are amazed at how easy it is to use.  You can see the bird, branch and wing cut outs in the above picture in the lower left hand corner, although the stamp itself is not visible.

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Stamp Set(s): Asian Artistry (114399, Level II Hostess Set 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog)

Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (102851), Real Red (102482), Brushed Gold (102935)

Ink: Versamark (102283), Basic Black (101179), Real Red (103133), Always Artichoke (105219), Pretty in Pink (101301), Certainly Celery(105217)

Accessories & Cool Tools: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129), Heat Tool (100005), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402 Sale-a-bration Mini Catalog), Aqua Painter (103954)

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Posted on : Jan 23 2010
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