Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Using my EK success Three Step Punch
This one has all three layers of the butterfly.
After using the punch several times, I've decided that this three step butterfly punch isn't for me.
I find that it's difficult to use, especially on the first level that you punch.
You have to really apply heavy pressure on it to punch the intricate cut outs all the way through. I'd say if you have any problems with arthritis in your hands, to save your money.
It won't punch cleanly unless you're using really heavy paper or card stock. And because you're punching so deeply, the paper gets pushed down around the sharp edges and you have to rip it out of the punch to reposition it to punch additional shapes.
This is the only one of the three step punches I've tried and perhaps the reason I don't like it is because the top butterfly shape has so many tiny openings and that makes it so difficult to punch. Once you get it punched and assembled, the butterfly looks really good on card fronts. Lots of dimension, and I like that you can use each of the three shapes individually.