Thursday, September 13, 2012

Punch Art Sun

Punch Art Sandles and Sun Beach Scene
 This punch art card with the sun and sandals is one of the projects we are doing this month at the Community Center Events. The focus this month is MOONLIGHTING - making a sun or moon on a project. The 3 projects this month will each show a different way to make a moon or sun. Punch Art is just one way of making a sun or moon.

You get the beach look by sponging.  I tore the edge of a piece of Crumb Cake paper and lightly dabbed on some Crumb Cake ink with a sponge.  Then I sponged a little more heavily along the torn edge. 

Punch Art: Sun Sponged 

You can see how easy it is to make this sun!  I just punched the yellow piece with Stampin'UP!'s 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#119854) and the orange piece with the 1-1/4" Circle punch (#119861). The thing that really adds to the look is that I sponged orange on the edges of the yellow scallop. The sponging seems to add rays to the punch art sun - I think its a very effective look!

And here are a few tips for making the sandles - (isn't punch art fun?!)

Punch Art: Using a circle punch to round the end of a strip of paper.
The flowers are punched with the Boho Blossom Punch (#119858).  This punch actually has 3 flower images and I used the 2 smaller ones for the sandles.

Notice the curve on the ends of the sandal?  I cut a 1" strip of the pink paper (Melon Mambo) and inserted just the end into a circle punch.  Oh my gosh - how easy is that! Don't you just love getting extra uses from your punches - I mean besides using them for the intended purpose.

The Green part of the sandal is made with an oval punch.  If you have 2 ovals that "nest" you can punch the smaller one and then punch the larger one around it making a "donut". Then cut that piece in half for the 2 sandals.  If you have just one oval punch then punch it along the edge of the paper and then punch around the hole.  Yeah, pictures are better than words.  I used Stampin'UP!'s Large Oval Punch. Check these photos.
Punch Art: Making sandal straps with an oval punch Punch Art: Making sandal straps with an oval punch

Are You Local (Madison, Wisconsin area)? Why not  join us for one of our many stamping events.  There are lots to choose from: day time events at various Community Centers (Oregon, McFarland and Monona) and many day and evening events at my home. Then you'll get to make fun projects like this.  I hope to see you soon.
And by the way - If you like PUNCH ART
then be sure to check the over 40 different other samples here on my blog.

Happy Stamping

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