Punch Art

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Inkspirational Challenge #28

It’s Wednesday and that means a new challenge over at Inkspirational.

This week we have a PHOTO challenge for you.

Our sponsor for this month’s challenges is A Day for Daisies.

By entering all our weekly challenges for the month you have a chance to win a fabulous prize from them.

My ‘A Day for Daisies’ image that I used last week definitely wouldn’t fit this Photo Inkspiration so I decided to do a little punch art. The Photo Inkspiration has 3 ladybugs so I’ve created 3 different sized ones for my card.

I’ve used Stampin’ Up! punches to create my Ladybugs The antennae are made using some retired Black Hemp Twine.

Here’s another angle.

Supplies: (All Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Card: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: 1/2”, 3/8”, 1” & 1 1/4” Circle Punches, Owl Builder Punch, Scallop Eyelet Border Punch (retired), Bitty Banner Framelits, Big Shot,
Paper Piercing Mat & Tool, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Black Hemp Twine (retired).

Don’t forget to pop on over to Inkspirational and see what the rest of the DT have created to inspire you.

Easter Basket & Punch Bunny

I’ve seen a few of these baskets around lately and lots of Punch Bunny’s and thought it about time I tried it out myself.

I used the instructions for the basket from Whiff of Joy’s blog which you can find here. I varied them slightly and converted them into Australian measurements.

The punch bunny was CASED from Simi Stampers blog.

All my girls could tell it was a ‘bunny’ so it couldn’t be too bad….hahaha. What do you think??

I’ve used the lovely Tea Party DSP again for this Easter Basket and also for another which I’ll show you tomorrow.

I’ll be making up some extra’s of these for my daughters to give to their close friends at school next week. Not sure yet if I’ll put Punch Bunny’s on them yet though as they take a like time to do. I’m wondering if there’s a trick to them or maybe everyone else just likes this kind of fiddly thing. I guess practise will make me quicker at it. I usually avoid ‘punch art’ and even though it is fiddly to see the end result makes it worthwhile but that’s when I’m talking the odd one.

I’ve left the basket reasonably plain too so it will be easier to make more without any huge amount of time being needed.

Here’s a look at the inside.

The shredded paper I found at Woolworths while doing my grocery shopping a few weeks back and knew it would come in handy. They had yellow, purple, blue and pink packs. I grabbed one of each as they were $1.99 each so didn’t think they would last too long.

I just realised when starting to type out the supplies that I haven’t used a stamp set at all in this creation. Not sure if I’ve ever done that before…….

Stamp sets: NIL
Card: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Tea Party DSP.
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Basic Black marker
Accessories: Punches – 1 3/4”, 1 3/8”, 1/2”, 1/4”** circle, Large & Small Oval, Word Window, White Gel Pen, Soft Subtles brads, sponge dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Shredded Paper & Easter Eggs (non-SU)

**1/4” circle punch retired. Could substitute with the crop-a-dile.

Drop by my blog tomorrow to see the other Easter Basket I’ve made which has a sneak peek at an item in the Autumn/Winter Mini which will be released on Thursday 1st April. Or better still why not come and check it out in person tomorrow between 10am and 3pm. More details can be found in this post.

Till next time…..