Monday, May 3, 2010


Wow two blog posts in two days. This is becoming a habit! LOL

This last weekend gone I had a friend come over for a "play" day. She is so creative and I get so much inspiration from her. Somehow we both ended up doing punchart which is something neither of us have done in a long time. In fact the only real time I have done it was when called upon in a swap.
The card below started as an experiment. I used the Stampin up circle cutter but because the paper underneath was only held on one edge it buckled. You see I was doing what I typically do with a stanley knife and that is push hard. You don't need to do that with the circle cutter. I tried it again on a scrap and did it lightly, moving the blade around several times quickly and I got the perfect circle. If you choose to get this from Stampin Up I strongly recommend you get the glass cutter, this was the blade doesn't dig into a mat.
Back to the experimental card ... I am calling it the backwards card because really I made it backwards. The flowers stamped on the cardstock should have been done first but were done last and so on and so forth. Ok so what do you need to make this card:
  • Card Stock: Really Rust; Old Olive
  • Haiku Designer Series Paper
  • Punches: 5 Petal Punch; Word Window
  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments; Playful Petals
  • Inks: Really Rust, Old Olive
  • Old Olive Ribbon
  • Clear button and hemp twine

The central flower is made by punching out numerous flowers with the 5 Petal Punch and then cutting down to the centre to create individual petals that I could place anywhere. From there it is just a matter of starting with the outer layer and then gluing each consecutive layer closer to the centre. I have also curved each petal around a pencil to give it more of a 3-D look.

This next card was my design but not necessarily my idea. In the punchart swap that I mentioned there was a card with a coffee cup on it. I just modified it to make some smaller coffee cups as well. To make these you need the following:
Small Cup
- 1" circle
- small oval
Large Cup
- 1 1/4" circle
- small oval
- large oval
- 1 1/4" square
- Priceless
- Pendant Park
- Really Rust
- Kraft
- Naturals Ivy
- Really Rust
- Sahara Sand
Finally my favourite one. It came about because I wanted to create something slightly different with the Big Shot Dies. I folded the cardstock and then placed it on the die so that some of the fold would not get cut. I then decided to have a little more fun with my punches and see what I could come up with. The result was this owl. I think he is kinda cute. You will need:
- 1 3/8" circle
- 3/4" circle
- 1/2" circle
- Scallop oval for wings
(only available in a recent mini but I am
hoping it comes out in next years
main catalogue)
- Scallop Circle (nose and feet)
- Extra Large 2 Step bird (branch)
- Medium Jewelry tag
- Scallop Circle
- Naturals Ivy
- Really Rust
- Kraft
- Old Olive
- Close to Cocoa
- Black
-Really Rust
- Close to Coca
- Sahara Sand
- Not Quite Navy
- Owl Together Now

1 comment:

Ruth's Place said...

Love the owl. Gorgeous, and the coffee cups are really fun.