Hi everyone, thanks for stopping in this evening – I hope you have had a good weekend and managed to squeeze in a little crafting. And if you didn’t – well you can sit back and relax and live through us as we share this week’s inspiration.
Tonight we are caseing a project from the punch bundle section of the annual catalogue, and I have chosen this super cute whale card shown up the top on page 169.
My boys have a stack of birthday parties coming up, and my youngest recently attended a party for a boy who is mad keen on Star Wars, so decided to do some Star Wars punch art. These characters aren’t entirely original, there are lots of examples on pinterest – but since my punch and die collection isn’t as large as some, I just used what I had. Some of what I have used is retired, but even if it is I bet you can find something close enough in your stash to make it work.
I made three characters, and decided to use Yoda to make a card for tonight’s hop. BB-8 also got used on a card for the little boy I spoke about earlier…..and I forgot to take a photo of it first. But it is almost identical to the one I made for my son on his last birthday – you can see that below.
For the Yoda card, I have used an Old Olive card base and stamped it repeatedly with star stamp in the Pattern Play stamp set. I have then added a layer of vellum. I couldn’t find a banner that worked for the sentiment so I decided to heat emboss straight onto the vellum.
Here is a brief run down of what I used to make each of the characters:
- Hippo and Friends Dies for the Cape (two sizes)
- 1.5″ circle punch for head
- Perennial Flower punch for the ears
- Retired flower punch for feet and hands (almost the same as the current Small Bloom punch)
- A strip with rounded corners for the lightsaber
- Owl punch for the eyes
- Top part of the head embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D folder
- Layering Circle Dies
- 1.5″ circle punch
- Owl Punch
- Strips of card for the strips
- 2.5″ Punch for dome head
- 3″ x 2.75″ rectangle for body
- Body stripes are rounded using the Lovely Label Pick a Punch
- Magnolia dies used for the bottom button
- Legs are free cut
I hope you’ll join in this week, just upload a snap of your project to our facebook group and let us know what you are caseing. The more people participate, the more inspiration we can all get.
Next up on tonights hope is my crazily talented friend Siobhan, you won’t want to miss out seeing this project – I love it!