I’ve made a few paper-punch art cards lately. It’s really fun to take some punch shapes and create something entirely different from them. And it’s good to put my massive collection of paper punches to good use! This baby card was inspired by this punch-art I found on Pinterest by Melissa:
I used some slightly different punches for the face and ears, and since I wanted the background to be embossed, I decided not to do the sheep in dots since it would be a little too dotty! I punched the word “baby” with alphabet punches and the banner shapes were from a die cut set.
The next card was a going away card for one of my coworkers who recently moved on to work at an airline:
This was another Pinterest inspired card that came from Splitcoast Stampers. I happened to have the exact same background embossing plate, and I had some cloud dies that I used. The actual layout with the punches used to make the airplane is here.
Lastly, here is a card I made for my husband for his birthday this past week:
The inspiration for this card came from Pinterest as well, and it came from this site. I didn’t have the owl punch that was used in the original design, so I used this idea instead. It’s in another language, but you can use google to translate if you need to; it’s just basically a bunch of different sized circles. Here is a look at the inside of the card:
I used an oval die to cut out the hole in the tree, and I made the mistake of cutting the oval from the brown paper and then embossing it with the wood design. The I realized that I needed a hole in the card as well, but I couldn’t put the embossed piece over the card and cut it because it would flatten the embossing. So I had to trace the oval onto the card and then cut it with the die, but it still didn’t quite line up. I ended up having to trim back the white that was showing, and in retrospect I should have cut the hole in the white with an oval one size larger so it wouldn’t show from the front. Or you could temporarily secure the un-embossed piece over the card and cut the hole at the same time, then emboss the brown part. Despite all that, it came out super cute!
Punch art is lots of fun, and there are tons of creative ideas on Pinterest to try using just a few simple shapes, so you don’t have to have a huge punch collection like me to make something neat!