December 29, 2011


I felt like creating some "Punch Art" for today's sketch challenge. Quick, click on Create with Connie & Mary and you'll be delighted with all the inspiration we have for you today.

Here is our sketch for this week:

This is my "Punch Art" card for today:

I just love how my little birds turned out. I created these birds on my own, in a Halloween card back in October as a raven and now I turned them into cardinals:

These 2 photo's are close-ups of some of the detail of my "Punch Art". Did you figure out how I created the birds yet? I used the Blossom Petals Punch. There are a total of 4 different sized petals on the punch and I used the 2 smallest. I sponged the edges of each petal, added an eye and glued them to my card.

The snowman is created with the Wide Oval Punch, Snowflake Punch and the 2 1/2" Circle Punch. I used Glossy White Cardstock for his body. Even though Christmas has come and gone, you could omit the sentiment and substitute something else for the winter season.

Supplies for Card:
  • Cardstock: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Old Olive
  • Inks: Concord Crush, Stampin' Write Marker in Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Peach Parfait, Signo White Gel Pen
  • Tools: Ribbon Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Punch Pack, Snowflake Punch, Blossom Petal Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • DSP: In Color Paper Pack
I hope you have enjoyed my "Punch Art" card for today. Why don't you come join us with this sketch challenge?

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