October 2006 Stampin' Highlight from Meg
Technique Focus: the "Erick"
Sometimes our family and friends have some great ideas that bring new light to our stamping!
Here's a great tip using the flower punch, would you believe that my husband, Erick, figured this out while watching TV? I guess that is what happens to "non-stampers" when there is a TV and a flower punch nearby!
Erick took the Spring Bouquet punch and using the largest flower on the punch he punched through a piece of paper. Not too amazing? Well try folding the paper like my husband did, in the shape of a fan (cardstock is too heavy, try Stampin' Up! wrapping paper or Designer Series Papers). Then with the paper still folded, punch out the flower. When you unfold, it looks like a string of flowers. After Erick punched out the flowers, I brayered the wrapping paper to match my project. This project works best with the Daisy punch in the Idea Book & Catalog.
We like to call this technique "the Erick" in honor of my husband.
Just goes to show...it's the cool toys that get the guys excited about stamping!
The card created with Erick's flowers
A card created by fellow demonstrator, Tracy Altemose based on Erick's idea.
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