I know yesterday was Tuesday, but I got a little confused thinking it was 'Trip' Time instead of Tip Time (~wink, wink), so spent the day 'away'. It was our last family day trip of the summer before school begins next week.
Had confusion not taken over, and sent me off to explore the remarkable fortress known as Fort Knox, located on the scenic Penobscot River in Prospect, Maine, I would have presented -- Packing A Punch - Part 1 -- It would have gone like this...
One way to make the most of your punches is to incorporate them into the background of your card... To do this, simply arrange, then adhere them to the chosen background panel, making sure:
The punches are positioned around and/or under the stamped images. This places the punches into the design instead of making them the focus or treating them as an accent, and
Portions of the punches are first extended past the edges of the background panel, then cut "flush." Again, this aids in the illusion that the punches are part of the design, and generally gives the background a more balanced feel.
Here's an example:
Saying, and legs only of dragonfly image, stamped on panel in black and clear embossed. Dragonfly stamped twice on white stock and colored. One image cut out in its entirety, and the other one, body only. Wings stamped on vellum, heat embossed with a silvery sparkle powder, cut out, and sandwiched between cardstock cut-outs. Assembled image adhered to card with foam tape. Punches added as per above tip. Panel mounted to card.