The challenge today is to use a punch on your card. We all like punches and there are so many great punches on the market. You can read more about the challenge details on the blog. While visiting the blog, make sure to check out the beautiful cards by my fellow blog team members. I would encourage you to play along with us today and each Saturday. You just might win a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers! Also, be sure to come back next week July 13-16 for our four-day blog hop. You will be able to see the July release stamp sets and have more chances to win!
For my card, I used the recently released "Pears and Hollyhock" set from Mark's Finest Papers. I colored the pear with Tim Holtz distress inks then added micro-beads to make it look like sugared fruit. I used Martha Stewart quilt border and corner punches on my card. I have to admit, I have become a "punch junkie." I have almost all of the Stampin Up punches and I have many, many Martha Stewart punches. In fact, almost everytime I go to Michael's, I come out with a new Martha Stewart punch. The papers I used for this card are Stampin Up's Blue Bayou and So Saffron, Hazelnut Tan by MFP, and patterned paper by October Afternoon. The ribbon that I used to tie it all together is also So Saffron from Stampin Up. The stamp set, Hazelnut Tan paper, and Tim Holtz distress inks can all be purchased from Mark's Finest Papers.