Monday, May 11, 2020

Punch Art for My Granddaughters

 Both of my granddaughters have birthdays coming up within the next two months and I wanted to do some punch art for their cards. I decided to do the same card for both, because they are both enamored with Frozen 2. We got the older one, Cedar, Anna's dress from Frozen 2 for her birthday and Pippa just loves both Anna and Elsa in any shape or form.

And here's a closer look at how it turned out:

  • In Punch Art, the shape of the face and the eyes are really important, as is the hair and I have go-to punches for those. I keep them, even when they retire, just for Punch Art purposes, until I can find something that will take their place just as effectively.
  • For the head, the retired Lemon Builder Punch is a great size and shape and just needed the chin trimmed to make it a little narrower. Her neck is the narrow vase on the Vases Builder Punch. I always sponge the edges of the skin and sometimes other parts as well for depth.
  • The eyes are usually the Owl Builder Punch, but I wanted something a bit smaller and more almond shaped and so I used the smallest leaf on the Leaf Punch, which is newly discontinued and all sold out now. I punched out both a white and black shape and trimmed the white shape down so that the black shape gave an outline and formed lashes.
  • The irises were formed with a hand held hole punch and the pupils were actually the larger of the two hole punches on the Crop-a-dile tool, another long-ago retired Stampin' Up! tool.
  • For the hair, I usually use the tail on the Fox Builder Punch, but recently discovered that the leaf on the Tulip Builder Punch works just as well!
  • The nose and ears are what's punched out from the hole-punch side of the Detailed Trio Punch. I used the same punch to create the gold detail for the front of her dress, which happens to be the owl body from the Owl Builder Punch. The under dress in Crushed Curry is made from a trimmed Raccoon mask from the Fox Builder Punch.
  • Her bangs and eyebrows and lips are just small circle punches, punching out arcs from cardstock, by punching out a portion of a circle then going into the same section and punching out a narrow sliver of the same cardstock. The cloak folds are created with the retired Word Window Punch.
So you can see why I don't get rid of many punches. They help me with many punch art projects for my grandkids. 

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Product List
Lemon Builder Punch
**Lemon Builder Punch
Fox Builder Punch
**Fox Builder Punch
Builder Owl Punch
**Builder Owl Punch
Window Word Punch
**Window Word Punch
3/4" (1.9 Cm) Circle Punch
**3/4" (1.9 Cm) Circle Punch
Leaf Punch
Little Numbers Thinlits Dies
**Little Numbers Thinlits Dies
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