Friday, 19 October 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop - Technique: Punch Art Sheep

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Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - we hop every month so be sure to pop back and visit us again!  Today we are sharing techniques. I've done some punch art.

You are currently at my page - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  At the end of my post there is a full line of team members, please click on the name after mine in the list to continue the hop.

This card is for some dear friends - a young couple moving to Queenstown in New Zealand.  I just had to put some sheep on the card!  I've also made a rough attempt at the Remarkables.

I haven't done a lot of punch art in the past but at the moment I'm really enjoying bending my mind in a different direction - looking at the shapes of punched and die cut pieces and wondering what else they could become.
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Punch art sheep and a hint of the Remarkables makes a card with a reference to Queenstown!

So this is how I made those sheep.  If I'd planned the rest of the card before I made the sheep, I would probably have used those smaller cloud shapes for the tops of the heads too.
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"Ingredients" for the punch art sheep

Start with the white scalloped circle and glue on the face and legs.
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Stage 1 of the punch art sheep

Then add the ears before covering the ear joins and square head with some of the fluffy shapes - either the clouds or blossoms.

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Stage 2 of the punch art sheep

I used the smallest circles in the Cookie Builder Punch for the whites of the eyes.  Once the sheep were in their final position, I used a black marker to finish the eyes so that they're looking at each other.

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month when we'll be sharing Christmas projects! I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next with another great project.

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'Til next time
Stephanie




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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Layered Poinsettia Christmas Card

Layering is such a great way to create a luxurious looking card whilst using up those pesky little oddments that you don't want to throw away!
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Gold, copper, granite and merlot - a luxurious combination!

Each of the leaves in the Poinsettia were gold heat embossed onto Vellum and then coloured on the back with Stampin' Blends in green and red.

I then scored them down the middle and pressed the fold with my bone folder before building and adhering the poinsettia following the instructions set out by my friend and fellow Crazy Crafter, the talented Jessie Holton.

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I added a leftover strip of the gorgeous paper inside the card too
Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time
Stephanie

PS  On 28th October I'll be sharing what I did with the other halves of the Detailed Baubles die cuts

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Beautiful Copper Christmas Baubles

This card took a little time to evolve!  I stamped the bauble with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint onto the Early Espresso several weeks ago and then it languished on my desk.
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Christmas card featuring the Beautiful Baubles Bundle from the Holiday Catalogue
The card speaks for itself really but I'll pass on a couple of tips.

Once I'd heat embossed and punched out the greeting, I edged the label with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint using a paintbrush.

Before I cut the Detailed Bauble from the copper sheet, I placed some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back - so it was really easy to adhere it to the Champagne Foil circle.

I just wish I'd noticed the little curl in the copper layer of my card before I took the photo!  Oh well, I'm off now to straighten it out!

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Punch Art Peppa Pig Birthday Card

This card is for my little Great Niece who is besotted with Peppa Pig!  Personally, I find Peppa Pig very unappealing but then, it's been a long time since I was three years old!
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Peppa Pig Punch Art card for a small girl
The blue background is embossed and then I used a sponge dauber and Whisper White Craft Ink to highlight those stars.

Peppa Pig herself is made with a couple of the Layering Ovals Framelits and a Layering Circle Framelit.

Her hands were punched out with the Fox Builder Punch.  The eyes were punched with the Cookie Builder Punch.

Her ears are made with a small die in the Bouquet Bunch Framelits set.  Her shoes are actually little bits cut from the bow in that same die set.

For her tail, I confess, I rummaged in my collection of retired punches and used the Confetti Punch because .. well it's perfect for a pigs tail!

Arms and legs are just little strips of cardstock.

Once assembled, I used a Stampin' Blend to outline her and add the shadow underneath her.

I hope this pig will pass the inspection of our little Peppa Pig afficionado!

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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