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I LOVE NEW PUNCHES!!! I can't wait to show you my latest Online Punch Art class featuring the four new punches from Stampin' Up’s 2013-2014 annual catalogue. Don’t worry, the class features lots of old favorites too but if you’re looking for some ideas for the Hexagon,Pansy, Mosaic and Artisan Label Punches join me May 22. Here’s a sneak peak at a couple of punch art cards using the Mosaic Punch. I’ll be posting more samples and details about the class over the next few of days.
Here's another Simply Pressed Clay creation. I used one of the framelits from Secret Garden to make this flower. I placed the framelit on my silicone pad, presseed the clay inside the framelit as if it were a mold then put it in the freezer for 30 minutes. When I took the flower out of the framelit I set in the lid of a water bottle to dry so it wouldn't be flat. The button is colored with a So Saffron marker.
Yes Washi Tape frightens me. I've been staring at it since it arrived, not quite sure what to do with it. A few days ago my daughter made me part with my flip phone. I had to weigh my phone down with a frying pan to get it to charge so it was time...but still. Anyway, I figured if I can handle a real phone, I should be able to tackle my fear of Washi Tape. Note: the photo isn't taken with my new phone. I tried but that's just too much progress for one week. Maybe next time.
I had several people ask me how I made the Floral Framelit Lion into a card. I made this basket card the same way as I did the Lion and this will work with any of the Framelits. Cut Two of the framelit shapes that you're going to use for your card base and score the back one 1" along the top. If that doesn't make sense watch the video for this basket card.
I know this is a little late for Easter but you can make this basket and fill it with anything.
I wanted to apply to be a display stamper but thought I'd cheat and use the lion card I made for my Die Cut Shaped Cards Class using Stampin' Up's Floral Framelits. When I reread the rules before posting my link it said the cards had to be normal size. Crap. So I remade the lion card with no body and ended up liking him better than the original. Sometimes it pays not to cheat.
The lion's mane is cut with the Floral Framelits, The head is the 2-1/2" Circle punch, Cheeks; 1-1/4" Circle, Nose; Small Heart, Eyes;1/2" Circle, Mouth; 3/4" and 1" Circle Punches, Paws; Smallest Oval Framelit
Edit: I had several people ask me how to make this lion into a card. Cut two shapes for the card base and make a score line across the top of the back one. I used the same concept for the base of this Basket Card
My favorite color combo; pink and green or Regal Rose and Lucky Limeade to be exact. I used the Secret Garden Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies. The flower was embossed on Pink Pirouette then colored with Regal Rose ink using a blender pen. The flower centre is stamped on So Saffron and colored with More Mustard. I stamped the leaves with Lucky Limeade Ink on Whisper White then highlighted them with a white gel pen.
This is the card Debbie designed for our Stamp-a-stack using Stampin' Up's Oh whale stamp set and the Happy Whale clearlits die. The background was wheeled in versamark then embossed with irridescent ice. She stamped the whale on White so it would show up against the dark card and the cute DSP tags balance it out nicely.
Whenever I start working on a new punch art class I like going through my old cards and samples that didn't make the cut. Right after I made this card some of the punches I used retired so I never posted it. One of my favorites was the slit punch that I used for the dog's mouth. I'm still holding out hope that Stampin' Up will come up with something similar.
Here are some of the other punches I used: Hair; scalloped oval, glasses; scalloped border, arms; heart to heart, skirt; scalloped circle & xlarge oval, Dog; small and large ovals, circle punches and heart to heart. I can't remember the name of the flower punch and I think the stems were the Bird Builder with a few leaves trimmed off.
This is one of the cards I was playing around with for my Shaker Frame Class.
I sprinkled one of the shaker frames with gold embossing powder and heat embossed it. The foam gets soft when it's hot so don't touch it until it cools off again. Sometimes heat will disrtoy the adhesive so I stuck the frame in place before I embossed it.