Challenge 117 at Scrap Whispers a couple of weeks ago was a technique challenge - to use punches in a project. I use them quite often, so I suppose I could have entered any of my recent pages, but I wanted to make something where the punches were central to the design. I decided to make a card using three of the colours from this month's Simple Recipes strand at UK Scrappers, orange, turquoise and pink. It's not a combination that I would normally use on a layout, but it works well for a card.
I used some old patterned papers and a 1" punch to create a patchwork of squares as a base and layered punched butterflies and flowers on some of the squares. I also punched one of each shape right though the card and wrapped ribbon around the card. I will add a peel-off sentiment to the ribbon when I decide who to give it to.
Paper - Unnamed collection free with Scrapbook Magazine Issue 36
Card - GCS UK Ltd
Ribbon - from Stash
Pen - Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pen
Dovecraft 1" Square Punch
Woodware 3/4" Flower Punch
Crayola Butterfly Punch