Thursday, March 22, 2012

How To~ Make Larger Rounded Corners and Marker Coloring Fresh Vintage

Hi Everyone,
I’d like to share how to make larger rounded corners with your circle punches. See how big the rounded corners are?
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First I cut my white cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. then I folded it to make a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base.
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You can use any circle punch you want and even make them bigger but I chose the 1 1/4 Circle Punch.
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With the Whisper White you are able to punch through both sides if you like. Simply insert the corner into the slot from the outside top of the punch through the hole as shown.  Sometimes you have to insert more to one side and then center it.

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 I then cut my Real Red Card Stock to 3 3/4 x 5 and did the same to two of the corners and layered it on top of the white fold over.
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Now it was time to select an image…..hmmmmmm
Love the Fresh Vintage from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog and decided to ink it up with Markers For the flowers I decided to use my So Saffron marker and totally covered the flowers using the brush side of the marker.
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I then went back and just touched the Real Red Marker to just a few areas around the flowers….
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I used Two Green markers this time to give the foliage a bit of dimension. Old Olive and Pear Pazzazz. Huff (Heavy Breathing) onto your stamp to re-moisten and stamp onto your Image Piece of Card Stock. Really at this time my plan was to cut or punch out just a bit of the image but I liked it so much I left it. I then rounded the corners of that piece cut to 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, and  added the Image piece to the other layers and thought what now…….well…..

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Ribbon and a Greeting of course. The Ribbon is tied into a double bow with the Red Satin Ribbon, and the sentiment is from Apothecary in the Occasions Mini stamped in Real Red.
One final touch was the string of pearls below the Birthday Greeting just to give it a bit more pazzazz.
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I hope you enjoyed my little Tutorial today. It was fun to do. Give those circle punches a try….you might like it.
Have a GREAT Day!!!


  1. Pretty, Lee. You've been busy!

  2. So cute!!
    Simply and elegant, very beautiful! Hugs, Monica.

  3. That looks AMAZING! I just got the hostess bundle, so this set is on it's way to my house! Can't wait to get it so I can try this out!!! :)

  4. So, so pretty, Lee! What a great bunch of techniques in this one post. TFS, Celia

  5. that is an awesome technique! will definitely have to try that one!

  6. Lee, I've so got to try this! And I love the fresh, crisp red and white! Darling card and fabulous ideas! Thanks for sharing -- blessings, Gretchen

  7. Ohhh, so simple, yet so pretty! Love it. I want to make some cards for a local hospital's hospitality cart, and this will be a perfect design. I think I will substitute a punched border for the ribbon, though. TFTI

  8. Thanks for a great tutorial. I love simple and clean cards, this one is gorgeous.

  9. Lee I love this card the whole card is gorgeous! I also liked your tutorial which looks so easy. I've admired other cards with the larger rounded corners, but wasn't quite sure how to achieve that look. I'll be sure to share this idea with my crew. Thanks so much!

  10. Beautiful! Love the way you colored the flowers.