Friday, 17 July 2015

Fun fishing - Punch Art

As it is still the crazy birthday month of July, today I have another birthday card for you. This time I tried my hand at punch art. Now I did try CASing (Copy And Share), I browsed Pintrest to see if I could find an image that I wanted. I found plenty, just nothing that I was after. I don't tend to use punch art a great deal, even when I am CASing, so this was a stretch.

Here is my first attempt at making my own punch art. Hope it gives you some inspiration to design your own. I would love to see it if you do. Feel free to add a link in the comments to any of your work.

To create the fishing rod I used the word window punch with Basic Black card stock. I then used Crumb Cake and cut a narrow piece of cardstock and with my trimmer I tapered it, to make one end slightly narrower than the other. The reel and top end of the rod were punched out of circles from the Owl Builder Punch. I made the hook by double cutting with the word window punch, also out of crumb cake cardstock. The worm was cut free hand to create its shape, then sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.

The fish was created out of Marina Mist and Smoky Slate card stock. I used the oval punch for the body, double punching the marina mist to create the shape I was after. The tail is from the small heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The fin was from the same punch and cut in half. I used snips, to cut the mouth. No set way to do this, it was just another free hand aspect.

The background of this card uses images from Wetlands and Sprinkles of Life, with a touch of sponging of Pacific Point for the water.

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  1. That's very creative. My brother would love it! Am going to CASE it, probably with a twist to suit him. Thanks for the play.

    1. Sounds lovely Naomi. I would love to see your card once you've finished making it.