Since I am just starting out, I don’t have a lot of fancy gear. I basically have a paper trimmer, some glue and then some card / paper / ink / bits and pieces. I do however have an Owl Builder Punch and a Fox Builder Punch, both from Stampin Up. The key word here is ‘builder’ – meaning the punches don’t just punch out a fox, it punches out fox pieces. A body, head, tail and a few other things.
What this means is that you can use the pieces to build whatever you like. There are a massive amount of pinterest pages dedicated what I now know is called ‘punch art’. Below are some of the things I have made so far using both the fox punch, and the stamp set that goes with it.
First up is some critters I made, all inspired from pinterest.
Below is just a simple ‘foxy’ card. The top fox is punched out and stamped in coloured ink (Tip Top Taupe from Stampin Up). The bottom fix is punched out of orange card stock.
Next up is a couple of skunk cards made for a couple of friends. The ‘Hello’ stamp on the red / black card is from a ‘Close to my Heart’ stamp set. The spotty background on the other card is done using a Stampin Up stencil and some sponge daubers. The ‘hello lovely’ came from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set (also Stampin Up).
The final card is CASE’d (a term I have recently learned meaning Copy and Share Everything) from Ann’s Paperworks (Ann’s website with her reindeer card is here). Ann has a great blog with lots of good ideas. I like the berries in Ann’s card, but I didn’t have a red marker. In addition to stamping the reindeers onto the card (using the Foxy Friends stamp set) I also punched a head out and attached it using dimensionals to add another dimension. I also added a a bit of red bling to make Rudolf stand out. The ‘Celebrate’ sentiments also came from the above mentioned Endless Birthday Wishes set (I don’t have a lot of stamps to choose from!).