Monday, 22 September 2014

Perfectly Rustics Punch Art

Its the start of a brand new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics today and the theme is Punch Art. What is punch art I hear you say - well it is an amazing technique where you create different things out of die or punch shapes. This was my first venture into the realm of punch art and after talking to my friends Google and Pinterest, there are some amazingly talented people out there that seem to be able to turn anything into anything.  
So with that in mind - here is my interpretation:

 House of Borowski, couture creations nesting dies, cuttlebug swiss dots, divine swirl, impression obsessions layered floral set.

House of Borowski, couture creations nesting dies, cuttlebug swiss dots, divine swirl, impression obsessions layered floral set.

Card Tip:

I don't have a lot of punches so I used dies instead but I think the essential principle is the same.Here is how I achieved this lovely dress.
1 Heart Shape in Red
1 Scallop Circle in Red and White
Step 1 - with your heart shape, trim a little bit off the top of the heart to create your cleavage area.
Step 2 - Drew diagonal lines on both your scalloped circles and cut away to create the skirts (about 5 to 6 scallops on each side depending on how big you want your skirt)
Step 3 - Emboss your red skirt.
Step 4 - Attach your heart over the top of your red skirt with double sided tape.
Step 5 - wrap ribbon around the join the create the waistband.
Step 6 - arrange and adhere white skirt below red skirt.
Step 7 - decorate waist line and neckline.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 
white and red card stock from stash plus white card base cut down to 4 5/8" x 5 5/8".
Couture Creations Nesting Dies hearts, Couture Creations Nesting Dies scalloped circles small, Impression Obsession layered floral set.
Embossing Folders:
Cuttlebug divine swirls, swiss dots.
Wink of Stella clear pen, gems and pearls of various colours and sizes,happy birthday sticker, white ribbon from stash.

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  1. Lovely card! great use of dies..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge...hugs Sue DT :)

  2. Beautiful love how you made the dress out of die-cuts -thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  3. Beatuiful card, wonderful use of diecuts, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

  4. Very gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  5. What a lovely little dress, very creative. I love those embossing folders, I used them all the time. They just seem to go with everything. Thank you so much for joining us at Come and Get It this week. I hope to see you back again. ~Lizzy DT

  6. What a great use of die cuts and I love the embossed skirt

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  7. Love all the embossing. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 47 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  8. I've never heard of Punch Art and I love your creation. What a fantastic idea. This is really getting more use from what you already have. What a wonderfully fancy dress that makes me think of fun and delightful times.