What’s Up with the What’s Up and the What’s Up Punch

I love my punches – each one has a very special place in my heart.  Sad thing is…I’m not exaggerating at all.  🙂  The new What’s Up Punch gives us TWO options for the punch – it includes a thick arrow and a thin, pointed arrow.  Both images are available in the What’s Up? stamp set.  Of course I was happy to roll my sleeves up and get to work with this punch and set to make something interesting and unique.

Here’s a card I made with What’s Up? and the coordinating punch:

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  • Finding a Unique Pattern. As always, I was excited to play around with the arrow punch to create a fun and unique pattern.  I had fun coming up with this pattern.  End-to-end, the arrows line up to 5-1/2″, so they fit perfectly along the card front.  Woo hoo!  My original card had three Marina Mist arrows on the top and four Perfect Plum arrows on the bottom.  After everything was glued down, I decided to cover three of the arrows with Rose Red arrows.  Because the punch generates the exact same image every time, I simply glued the Rose Red arrows onto the card.
  • A Fun Color Combination. The inspiration for this color combination is simple:  I wanted to use two colors that I don’t often use – Rose Red and Perfect Plum.  When Marina Mist is added in, the three colors are brilliant!  Feel free to print or Pin this color combination for future reference:Color Inspiration #2, Stampin' Up!, Brian King 
  • Recreating this Image.  In case you want to recreate this look, I’m sharing the measurements:

        • The Perfect Plum piece is 2″ tall, and the Marina Mist piece is 1-3/4″ tall.
        • I cropped a 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Rose Red on which I glued the tips of the arrows, end-to-end.  After all of the arrows were glued down, I snipped the ends of the Rose Red piece.

Stamp Sets:  What’s Up?  Papers:  Rose Red, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Whisper White  Inks:  Rose Red, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum  Accessories:  What’s Up punch, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. A great card to make for guys. Thanks.

  2. This card is so unique! Now that you mention it the Rose Ref piece seems to make a huge difference on the card. I love the border that it creates at the tips and sides of the arrows

  3. I plan on getting this punch . I think I can use that arrow for more than cards. Neat card . A Brian original !

  4. Maria Rodriguez

    Love the design on this card, the Rose Red border around the lines of arrows looks fantastic. I saw a card on Pinterest that used the big arrow on this punch to make the cutest little bird house!!!
    Thank you for sharing and for not depriving us of your blog posts while you are away. I think many of us could really be in trouble without our daily dose of Brian King!!

  5. the bottom row looks like little houses to me…

  6. Brilliant color placement and layout!

  7. I was thinking the same thing as Sheryl262. Great card. Was thinking of getting that punch.

  8. Love the color combo and have used it a few times, myself! Fun card. So many punches, so little time…

    Congrats on your big news!

  9. I love this card Brian. I wouldn’t have thought to put these colors together but wow, what a beautiful color combination. I definitely want to use this combo. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I am so embarrassed! I bought this punch because I, too, am a punch junkie. HOWEVER……I thought it was a house and an arrow! Sheesh! What a dork! Thank you for clearing this up for me Brian!!

  11. WOW! Leave it to you Brian, to take a simple arrow punch and stamp set and create a stunning card! I love this! I did see the birdhouse card made with this punch, so it was on my list. Now I know for sure, that I will try this as well. I wonder what you could do with the skinny arrow? 🙂

  12. El, a Stampin' Pretty Pal

    Very clever and *so* creative, Brian!

  13. Brian, absolutely perfect color balance! Just love this one, a definite WOW!!!

  14. Great card, awesome use of this punch. Just read Justin’s blog… CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!

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