Friday, 16 June 2017



Hallo Again!

Are you feeling energetic? 
Hope so because today
Helen Chilton is giving us
a workout with the versatile
Tab Punchboard

"This punchboard is designed to punch 
3 sizes of tabs as shown here.

However you can do more with it than just that. 
Punch on one side to get tab shape.

Punch both sides to create a different top to a tag

 Create interesting card corners and layer up.

You can also easily cut any size tab by removing 
the peg (try not to lose it like I did!) and 
punching freehand.

Here's a much smaller tab.

Different pattern again - don't know 
what you'd do with this one!

This sort of 'houses and chimneys' effect 
emerged as I was having a go in a workshop.

Punch on the fold and get interesting patterns.

Punch on the fold to make different shaped tab cards.

Here's a card idea using the chimney effect:

Stamp the Carabelle Studios windows
 with Distress Oxide inkpads.

Spritz with water and....


Stamp round the edges in black 
(a stamp positioner is great for this) 
and then paint over some areas with more water.

Sponge ink round the edges and then stamp 
 the Kaisercraft Moroccan stamp along the roof line
and emboss in Frantage Aged Enamel Copper.

To finish stamp the Kaisercraft bricks round
 the edges and emboss in a mixture of 
Stampendous enamels: Frantage aged Aqua 
and Ice Blue.

To finish: layer onto black card and add 
an embossed Tando label."

Materials used:

WRMK Punchboard Tabs
Carabelle Studios: At The Window
Kaisercraft texture stamps: Moroccan, Brick Wall
Distress Oxides: Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Broken China
Tando Small Bookplate
Stampendous embossing enamel: Ice Blue, Frantage Aged Aqua

Thank you Helen
for such an in depth 
look at the Tab Punchboard
and what a lovely card at
the end too

I do like craft tools that
have more than one application
don't you?  

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

1 comment:

  1. These are such clever tips. I love the end result. It looks like lots of difficult steps that aren't really difficult at all.


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