CTC270 – Week 1 – Favourite retiring punch

Is it Sunday night already? Where did the weekend go? Oh yes that’s right, I had to work yesterday! Makes the weekend seem a lot shorter!!

I’m excited to be sharing our challenge for this week. We are casing our Favourite retiring punches and dies. How to choose!! This week, I’m starting with my favourite retiring punch.

It’s the Decorative Ribbon border punch. This is so versatile. You can use it in so many different ways. You can highlight the little scallops at the bottom, the whole strip or the top portion like I have in my card tonight.

I’ve focussed my card on lots of retiring products. I started with Lovely Lipstick cardstock. I then cut another piece, stamped it in Versamark using the Crackle Paint stamp set and embossed it with gold embossing powder (don’t stress, the gold embossing powder is not retiring!! phew).

I then stamped the sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set in Lovely Lipstick and cut out using the Stitched Shapes dies (not retiring!!) I then cut out some borders using the Decorative Ribbon Border punch in gold foil and trimmed it to fit around the square.

I felt it need a bit more, so I grabbed the Gold Metallic edged ribbon and coloured it using the Lovely Lipstick dark blend.

Let me know what you think in the comments below. Next up is fellow Queenslander, Peta.

We would love to see your creations using your favourite retiring dies and punches so make sure you share it over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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12 thoughts on “CTC270 – Week 1 – Favourite retiring punch

  1. What?????? How did I miss that the edge much was retiring?? Waaaaahhhh!! I don’t think I’ve ever punched the foil paper with it, but I’m going to give it a go after seeing your fantastic card.

  2. Wow, this is very dramatic Bec, and lovely. I guess you can’t go wrong with lovely gold embossing and foil!

  3. Oh WOW, making a frame using this punch is so clever!! And the colours look so amazing with the foil frame! Gorgeous.

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