It may be quite odd for a paper crafter to dislike cutting out but I do. Some of my paper crafting friends love to sit in front of the television with a bit of 'fussy' cutting, but I can think of nothing worse! That could be why I love punches so much. Especially when Stampin' Up do so many punches that coordinate with their stamped images. That makes me a happy bunny. :-)
However, to make this month's 5 Christmas cards, I've used the punches alone. Using punched shapes to make pictures, known as punch art is quite new to me. The possibilities are quite endless, limited only but one's imagination and some very clever crafters out there have created some lovely ideas, one of which I have CASEd (copied and shared).
The adorable Santa is made from just a few punched out shapes. The only cutting out I had to do was Santa's nose (I just about managed that) because I have no half inch circle punch, but it is now top of my wish list!
I'll just run though how he is made, most is pretty obvious but I'll explain anyway:
Large scalloped circle is his hair/beard.
Pink oval and pink circle for his face an nose.
The bird wing from the bird builder punch for his moustache.
The hat is an oval with a notch cut out, I used the wing tip of the elegant butterfly punch.
Fur trim on his had was from the smaller scalloped circle punch.
And finally his bobble is a six petal flower punch.
I think it is all really effective. And my stash of Chirstmas cards is really quite impressive now, I do hope this means I will have a little more time before Chirstmas to make something more interesting, I may even have time to finish my wooden Noël for the mantel piece this year!
Thanks for looking