August 20, 2010

Punch Art Fun!

Hi there!
Well today I'm going to post a few cards using the punch art technique.
I was asked by  3 friends to make 3 wedding cards, 2 birthday cards in the past few days. (guess August is a big wedding month).
 Two of the requests for wedding cards wanted FUN outdoorsy cards and one more traditional. Since they were for 3 different people I repeated one design twice with a few differences. See if can you spot them? 

These are self explanatory regarding the assembly, so I will focus on the tools used to create these fun punch art cards.
The first card is the more traditional wedding card with HEARTS to represent the Bride & Groom.
This card used the "Occasional Quotes" level 3 hostess set, Heart Embosslit die, Heart punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1/8" hole punch, Gray & Very Vanilla & Black CS, Very Vanilla ribbon, Lap of Luxury & Bridesmaid DSP, and Basic Pearls.

The Bridesmaid "swirl" design CS  creates the Bride Heart. I ran it through the CB with the polka dot embossing folder, then rounded the top with a 1/2" circle punch and lined the neck with basic pearls.  I punched a heart from the Bridesmaid 'stripe' CS to make the Groom's shirt, which is tucked behind the Black CS heart for the tux. The black heart was also embossed with CB polka dot folder and I cut a V out of the front area so the shirt would show. The neck was rounded with the 1/2" circle punch. The buttons are punched with a 1/8" hole punch, and the bow tie is a basic knot from a ribbon scrap.

The inside sentiment is also from the "Occasional Quotes" level 3 hostess set.
I like this one a lot.

The next two both used the new two step Owl Punch, two step Bird punch, CB embossing  folder, Lap of Luxury DSP,  Pink & W.W. CS, and from my stash: Pink ribbon, bright pink rhinestone, white brad & a scrap of white wire ribbon to make her veil.  
this card used the scallop oval punch XL to mat the sentiment (retired).

this card used the 1 3/4" scallop circle to mat sentiment from the "Occasional Quotes" level 3 hostess set. Did you notice? I didn't forget to add the little hearts floating between the bride & groom on this card. I think these little owls make just the cutest couple.

The last punch art card is for a birthday and she wanted ladybugs. So here is what made using these punches: Designer Label large,  1 3/4" scallop circle, 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1/2" and 1/4" circle punches, DSP (retired), and my friend can write in the age for the sentiment from the "On Your Birthday" stamp set.

Sorry for blurrry photo here. Bad lighting and Too much coffee?

The verse is a ladybug poem with a few stamped and cut small ladybugs to anchor it.
Next is a close up of the punch art lady bug... Too cute!

 I hope you like these punch art cards.... now Give it Try!

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Created By You said...

What cute cards Diane!! I love the subtle differences... the pearls on the first card are a fabulous touch, the tipped hat of the owl is too cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Vicki Davis said...

Love the bride and groom owls. So cute. Love to follow you!

Nancy said...

Diane, I love all your cards the whimsical owls (the bride's veil is so adorable), but I especially love the "heart" bride & groom wedding card, great use of some of our punches, right? The ladybug card is adorable too, good job!

Andrea said...

Following you from SC, great cards!

Patti MacLeith said...

ADORABLE cards, Diane. Glad I checked out your blog!

Nance said...

Great cards Diane! The owls are so stinkin cute with their respective bride and groom attire--so clever of you! I really love the traditional card--the bride & groom hearts are fantastic--love the pearl neckline...and the inside is that strip of paper. I ahve avoided that paper but now...hmmmm!

Tracey Parrott said...

I love your work and just became a follower through SC. Hope you will follow me too! Your owls are precious and beautifully done and the heart wedding card is amazing!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Diane these are so awesome. I'm a huge punch art fan too. I can't wait to make your owls and hearts. So clever and cute!!!

Amy Rogers said...

Cute owl wedding card!!! I'm following you...

Dawn Mercedes said...

oooh, the owl and heart couple is such a great iea! wow!

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