Yes, I know how rare it is for me to do more than one post in a day but as tomorrow will be a BIG CARD day I didn’t really want to wait to add this new info!
I swear I was dreaming about corner punches. I so loved yesterday’s video technique but there was one bit that I felt I could add to. The bits between the edge punches. Warning – this is very photo heavy. Slow connections be warned! Think to yourself at least there is no annoying music…
We will start with Veronica’s grid idea. Print the grid – I chose to do it on fairly heavy card so I could keep it in my stash and use it over and over. Cut your circle (and mine is the largest CM circle template with the green cutting pod – about 6″ in diameter) and make your grid marks on the back of this card. For these punches I marked every three wedges.
This is what you end up with. So far we are right on target with Veronica’s instructions. But now we are going to veer off in two ways. First, I am not excellent at eyeballing things. This is why I originally went looking for the circle grid – hey, I know my limitations and anything that will help me overcome them is welcome! This triangle on the edge is fine – if you want to keep them as part of the design, by all means stop here. I didn’t want them for this particular punch and I knew if I just tried to trim them they would end up wonky. So I cast my eyes across my desk looking for a solution. The simple circle punch was the answer!
OK, we are not done yet! The other cool thing about the MS corners is those collapsible wings. With them pushed in, you can actually get a much deeper cut from the edge with the corner punches than you expect. If you flip it over and go back to your grid line, this time slipping that corner punch deep into your circle, at every other wedge, you can get a second layer of punches!
Now punch this layer.
NOT done yet! Using your All over the Page punch, line up the centre of your circle with the centre of the punch – I find a dab of Hermafix will hold it in place on the base. Put the punch over the base, using the magnets to position/secure it, and punch out the central motif.
I actually did one where I punched the border, then cut out the centre circle and brought the punch in from the middle, creating a frame that had the corner punch facing out on the outer edge and in on the inner edge, but it is tricky to line up perfectly and I am not 100% happy with the sample. I’ll add it but it’s rubbish at this point and needs refining.
and finally, as if there aren’t enough photos, here is my desk:
Have fun with it. I think other sorts of connector punches (I have a little rectangle and a BIG triangle where I think just the tip might give a nice effect) that I want to try – I also think there might be something to using a flower punch or maybe a leaf , not sure. You know me – I’ll likely do this to death till I feel I have exhausted the possibilities or I get bored, so there may still be more to come.
Now, I really MUST do the laundry….