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Sunday, April 10, 2011

TLC Challenge on Splitcoast

Hello everyone...it's my turn to host this weeks TLC challenge on Splitcoast. My challenge to you is called punched circle edge. My Belli Challenge teammate, Shelly, created a wonderful tutorial for this technique...you can see it here on her blog.
This is a wonderful technique for those of us who don't have a lot of fancy circle dies.

My card features a classy looking stamp from Unity called Best Friends. It was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and the lips were colored with a Real Red marker. My scalloped circle edge was made using an EK Success punch with Shelly's instructions and a piece of Paper Loft dp called Well Worn. The background layer was embossed with a brick folder and sewing was done around the background edges. The sentiment is from Unity's June 2009 Kit of the Month and the ribbon, twine, and button are the finishing touches.

This is how I created my punched circle edge:
1. Cut a piece of patterned paper 1"x 12"
2. Use a small scalloped punch to punch one of the long sides.
3. Now, cut in from the long unpunched side towards the scalloped edge every 1/4 inch along the whole piece....be careful not to cut into the scalloped area. Cut off about 1/2 inch from the unpunched side so it will be easier to curve around a circle. The whole piece will be about 1/2 wide.
4. Adhere double sided tape to the back of the round main image layer along the outside curve
5. Adhere the punched border to the backside making sure the punched edge shows from the front. Overlap the clipped pieces so it curves around the round layer. Tape the piece to the back so it's secure.

Thanks for stopping by....be sure to join us for this weeks TLC on Splitcoast...I would love to see what you come up with!!!

6 comments:

Shelby Goolsby said...

Joan I love this!! It is such a neat stamp and I love the textured background and that pretty ribbon. Hugs, Shelby

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Joan. Thanks for the explanation of making a punched circle edge. On my list to try.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Joan!! This is so stylish and fun!! LOVE your punched circle girl!! TFS!! Smiles, Vicki

Bev J. said...

Neat card and technique and that is one saucy looking woman.

Carole of Brum said...

Marvellous card, Joan, very chic image. Thanks for the tutorial on the scalloped circle edge, that's such a good idea and goes straight to the top of my list of "Things I must try after seeing them on Joan's blog" lol. CoB

Lori said...

Very cool card! The technique sounds a little frustrating to me, so I'll skip this one, lol.

Congratulations on your flower show, they all looked beautiful!!!