Monday, October 5, 2009

Punch Art Characters

Stampin' Up! has a wide variety of punches and I use mine a lot. But I always use them for the shape and purpose they were made. I will layer the oval punches together, etc, with a sentiment. But when I saw these punch art characters made by Jackie Topa and last week, they stuck in my head and I had to make some. I just think they are SO cute!

This poodle was made for a good friend's daughter who has a little brown dog similar to this. However, after I made her, she was so adorable that I had to make another one for myself! I used Close To Cocoa card stock for her and after punching out the pieces I sponged all the edges with Close to Cocoa ink. The poodle is made from the following punches:
Scallop Oval
Small Oval x 2
1/8" Circle x 3
3/4" Circle
1" Circle
Scallop Circle x 2
Modern Label
Word Window
Trio Flowers
Full Heart Punch
Her collar charm is a large Ice Square Brad and her hair bow is a knotted piece of Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain.

This sweet little reindeer just singing his heart out - how cute is he?! I punched his body from Creamy Caramel card stock and his antlers are from Chocolate Chip. I used the following Punches to make him:
Tulipe Die for the Big Shot
Wide Oval
Small Oval
1/4" Circle
Modern Label
1 3/4" Circle
Large Oval
1 1/4" Square

I didn't sponge the edges of his pieces, but if I make him again I will do that. The sponging really makes the characters pop and just finishes them.

This trio of snowmen carolers were made by someone else. I think they are a great little chorus and had fun making them, too. I used the following punches:
Trio Flower (petal cut off for mouths)
1 3/8" Circle
1 1/4" Circle
1" Circle
the nose and books were snipped with my scissors.

I ran my Tomobow Mono Multi glue along the torn edges of the snowbanks and then dipped them in Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add some sparkle. The snow falling is from the Itty Bitty Backgrounds set.


Anonymous said...

Love your punch art cards, Mary! Great Job!

Jo said...

Oh my gosh, that poodle is just gorgeous. I just love it!

Amy Watson said...

LOVE the poodle! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh my goodness - Mary - these are alll FABULOUS!!! My girls and I really love the poodle card - tooooo stinkin' cute :)!!!
Congrats on being on Nancy's iPick!!! Hugs ~S~

Marisa said...

These are absolutely adorable!! I have a good friend who has a miniature poodle and this would be a perfect card for her :D Wonderful creativity and darling punch art!!!

Mary J said...

Fantastic! What a bunch of fun cards - great job!

Lynda said...

Darling...thank you for sharing

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Really neat cards! I've pinned a couple for future inspiration. Thank you for sharing these! :) ~ Andrea

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