Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Basic Flower Punch Art - off the page

Something old and something new, well this is old DSP.

I demonstrate for a wonderful group of ladies and this is a box I filled with paper flowers as a thank you gift for the hostess.  The flowers are a combination of the scrunched up circle layers and curled 5 petal punch - instructions below in an older post.

It is the same technique of scrunched circles that I've used for the flowers on the cake - for my something new!  The centre flower uses alternate colour scallop circles instead of circles as used on each slice of cake.  Each flower was sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer (Smooch) just to add that bit of bling.

This is the cake I used at my catalogue launch.  Inside each slice was a chocolate and a bag of cup cake punch outs and either ribbon or brads - mystery mix to make a card.  This was lots of fun.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dress Punch Art

This one is for the girls who love ballerinas, or fairies.  It is a pretty little dress made with the owl punch and oval punch and if you wanted a slightly different effect on the skirt, use vellum.  It looks great.
Colours used - blushing bride and pink pirouette, pear pizzazz and wild wasabi. The background is embossed using the petals-a-plenty embossing folder # 116824.

All I did was punch out an owl, with the owl punch and cut the feet off.  Turn the owl upside down and use the 1" cirlce punch to shape the bodice of the dress.  Hide the ears of the owl under the ovals of the skirt.  To tidy the look, add pearls, rhinestones or ribbon.  Great for little girls, but what about big girls?

Scallop Oval Punch
For adults who love thier fashion ... the scallop oval punch is gorgeous 
SU's Designer Series Papers are just perfect for making dresses. From a Scallop Circle cut the sides out as depicted.  If you like the split in the front simply snip in as high as you like.  Each bodice is simply hand cut differently - the world is your oyster here. I white washed the background and Crumb Cake papers to take away the sharpness. 

Scallop Circle Punch
I am not so sure about this card, so this photo might not stay long...
I do however love the dress, again cut from a scallop circle and this does work with any size scallop circle - sooooooooo cute, this is what started my dress punch art search, and here is the web address to look at how it was done. Scallop Circle dress

The card stock used is melon mambo with frost white sponged all over it so that the paper shimmers, not really picked up by this photo.  The firgure 8 is cut out with the SU Medium Sizzlits Dies #115951, a must for any crafter, and nestled in two of the 5-Petal flower punch #119880.  The dress was embossed using Snow Swirly and Iridescent Ice, the ribbon Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon #120999

So which other punches can you use for a dress? Play with  the blossom petals builder punch for another shaped skirt, and the full heart punch, ornament punch, and rounded tab punch for different bodice looks.

The dress ideas were sourced from the SU Demonstrator site, and I once again thank the contributors for their inspiration - I hope it inspires you too.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sesame Street Punch Art - Scallop Punch

If you or your child loves sesame street, then I think you will love this card.  My little boy won't  leave this card alone, so I am taking this as the stamp of approval! 

The Characters are made using the scallop punch and the circles from the owl punch as well as the 1" & 1.25" circle punch.  Big Bird's beak is the pendant punch rounded with a small circle punch.  Oscar's eye brows are the piece of branch from the bird punch.
This card is a little worn, but loved.  I've had both boys and girls grab it and owwww over it.

I hope you and your children/grandchildren love it too.