Most of you who follow my blog know that I have become addicted to the Martha Stewart border punches. Of course when I buy a new border punch I normally also get the matching corner punch so that I have it if I want to do a full border.
Now I know we have created medallions before using corner punches, but until recently I didn’t think about doing them with my Martha Stewart Corner punches … until the other week in a local scrapbook store with my friend. When we got home we immediately got out all my Martha Stewart punches out and started to play!
I decided to paste all my samples into a book so that if I was looking for a specific shape or design it would be easy to see which one works best. You can see all the different medallions you get in the photo above and below. Some of the designs you get from these punches are awesome, obviously there are some I like better than others and will be using over and over again.
Here is what you need to do to create them:
- Martha Stewart Corner Punch of your choice (mine is quilting)
- 1 1/2 inch (3.8cm) Square piece of card
- Reverse Tweezers or strip of card with removable tape at one end.
1. Take your 1 1/2 inch (3.8cm) square card and place one corner into the corner rounder and punch.
Remove piece from punch.
Place your reverse tweezers (these are tweezers that need to be squeezed to open not to shut so are perfect for doing this) on the opposite corner than the one you wish to punch next.
Insert the card into the punch, lining up the corner. Make sure the tweezers are just outside the punch.
If you don’t have reverse tweezers, a strip of card with some removable tape on one end will also work.
< 2 corners done
3 corners done >
Here is the completed medallion.
I don’t have a completed card to show you as the cards I have made so far are can’t be posted for another week or two but I can give you a sneak peek at them.
First off this flower that I used as an embellishment to a card. This was made using the Optic Dot Corner Punch … I punched out 3 layers and then scrunched them up and layered them together to create my flower.
This is the Optic Dot before I turned it into a flower … I can see lots of possibilities for this … add a button or brad in the centre for another fun embellishment.
Here is another I did using the Quilted Corner Punch … I stamped my sentiment on white card and punched it out with a small circle punch and layered that in the centre of the medallion.
Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and it helps you to use those corner punches more.