Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sending You My Love

I have another fast and simple card to share today. I have to say I love the look of step up cards. It's amazing what a difference it makes to have the card front split into 3 sections. It seems to make the items "pop" a lot more than on a simple folded card.
I hope you aren't bored yet with my enthusiasm for the note tag punch because I'm not quite done yet.
Although today's  project is a fast & simple one I have several more involved designs coming up that will probably surprise you. If there is one punch you want to add to your collection I'd definitely recommend this one. The versatility is amazing!
As you can see below, my "punch art" really just consists of folding the note tag and adding a couple of lines in Smokey Slate to create a little mini envelope.
and here are the extra views from left and right angle:

You can see I've even finished the inside of the card, although the little hearts I added in the corners are hard to see. 
Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso*, Basic Black - all SU
Ink marker: Smokey Slate - SU
Stamps: Many Happy Returns (greeting and envelope border **) - SU, Distress background - Impression Obsession, Soft Swirls background - SU, Music Notes background - Hero Arts
Punches: Word Window - SU, 1" square for banner tail (PB), various heart punches; these are all older. The largest curved one is an EK Success large Papershaper. The 2nd largest-wide heart on the font panel was a one time exclusive key chain punch (around 14 year old). The larger one used on the side panels is an old All Night Media punch and the little heart is from a Punch Bunch border punch (the heart is in the centre and on either side is a little spray of tear drops). But honestly, any small to medium heart shapes would work for this design.
Misc.: white gel pen, 3 x 1/16" clear rhinestones
* I don 't like when my stamps get stained form black ink. So quite often I use Early Espresso. It's usually dark enough to fool the eye and does not stain my rubber stamps the way black does.
** This stamp set came in 3 large stamps that I cut apart to make into little one line stamps. They all fit the word window perfectly and it makes the border designs more usable.
Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon for more punch art creations.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Snappy Birthday

And as you've probably already guessed today I have another note tag punch creation.
This time I made a little camera that is the focus of this cute birthday card.

As I opted for a step card I have two more photos showing the card from slight left and right angles for a bit fo a different view of the details.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Basic Black and Early Espresso - both SU, pearl white - Club Scrap
Stamps: By Definition Background - SU, Print Pattern Background - SU, Wacky Wishes - SU, Perfect Punches - SU
Die: Little Letters Thinlits - SU
Punches (otehr thna punch art): Word Window - SU, 1" square - SU (for banner tails)
Misc.: Foam mouting squares, 4 x 1/4" clear rhinestnes, 1 x 1/4" red rhinestone.
Full punch art instructions for the camera below.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mantel Clock Punch Art

I have another quick little punch art card using the new Note Tag punch from SU.
This time I've made a little mantel clock. You can add details to it using small border stamps, or border punch pieces as I did. I hand drew the clock face, but if you happen to have a stamp around 3/4" to 1 1/4" in size that would work wonderfully.

I used a border punch to create a little carved details on my clock. You can see what the full punch shape looks like on the right hand side of my card. It is made by Punch Bunch (PB) and is called "Crown border". PB is closing down but you should still be able to find this border punch for purchase online. I used a nailhead circle frame (old stash) to secure the clock face, but you could just mount the 12" circle on top of a 1 1/4" circle for a framed look. The face and 2nd layer of the clock or foam create more depth. I also foam mounted my greeting.

This is just a thought, but could see how this mantel clock design can easily be turned into a grandfather clock for a scrapbook page border by adding a long piece with a door between the bottom of the clock and the curved foot/base.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill (I think the green is celery). The card base is actually ivory but it doesn't show well in the photo.
Ink: chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, both SU
Stamps: French Script background - SU, Express Yourself - SU
Embossing folder: Woodgrain - SU
Punches: Crown border - PB, 1" circle - SU, Note Tag - SU, 1" square (banner tails) -SU, 1/2" circle - SU
Misc.: 1" brass frame nailhead, brown butchers twine, foam mounting squares, black marker.

Full punch art instructions below.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Travels

This little creation is so simple and again only uses one punch. The little suitcase or briefcase would work really well on a Father's day card as well if dad works in an office.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Open Sea - SU, Gorgeous Grunge - SU, Rummage Alphabet - Making Memories
Embossing folder: Travel Signs 1 - Tim Holtz - Sizzix
Dies: Banners Framelits - SU, Tickets Framelits - Sizzix
Punch: 2" circle - PB (note tag - SU, for punch art)
Ink: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Early Expresso - all SU
Misc.: foam mounting squares, scrap of paper (for little tag), 1 - 1/8" brass mini brad, black marker, blue butcher twine.
Full punch art instructions below

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

School Days Note Tag Style

Today I am sharing three simple punch art creations using the note tag punch. Note that the backpack is the pefect size for most paperdolls. I realize this is a littel late for back to school, but the punch art could easily be used on a card, gift tag or gift box for a teachers gift, or a scrapbook page featuring school photos.

I apologize, the card is a rather simple and fast one meant just to showcase the three pieces.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: (note paper) Stampology - Autumn Leaves
Punch: spiral binding - SU
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Marina Mist - all SU
Misc.: black marker
Punch art instructions for all three pieces below.

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