It's my brother's birthday soon, so I thought this could be a good opportunity to whip up something for him. I know I've used the Black, Red, White combo a bit this year but I was going to use Tempting Turquoise and Paul told me it was too much like Port Power colours (an AFL team for those who don't follow - we couldn't possibly have that colour combo in our family!!) - so Real Red it was. I think it's ended up as a bit more than a punch of colour - maybe a left hook!
I had seen a tutorial for a cool punched emblem over at Paper Pleasing Ideas, but didn't have all the punches, so made an abridged version. I used the two circle punches to make 'halos' which I adhered to a 1 3/8" base circle, then attached a star with dimensionals. The emblems themselves were popped up with dimensionals too. To add a bit of interest, I cut a strip from the right hand edge of the front of base card, edged it with a bit of Real Red, and adhered the Whisper White panel so it lined up with the back of the base card. Not sure if that makes a lot of sense...
I must have hit the mark with this one, because the first thing Paul said when he looked at it was 'it's a very masculine card'. Yay!!
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, small star punch