Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tall Tales Punch Art Book

Hi Everyone! I would like to share with you the Punch Art On Board Journal that my Hostess Club is making. I got the idea for this cute little book from Angie Kennedy Juda's blog Chic n' Scratch which you can find here. Look under video tutorials.

You'll see that one page of the book features the punch art image fully assembled and the adjoining page features the separate punched pieces needed to create it. This is not only fun to make but it is a great resource for your Stampin' Up! library.

I used a 5"x5" On Board Journal for my version. Since the book starts out with different punched animals I used the Tall Tales Designer Series Papers along with complimentary cardstocks for layering. All supplies are Stampin' Up! Check at the end of this post for a complete supply list.

I chose the frog for the cover because I love the flower design of this sheet of Tall Tales paper. The Old Olive cardstock frog is a perfect compliment to the Rose Red & Brilliant Blue posies. Keep a watch out soon for a Halloween card featuring this little froggie guy.

Punches used for the Frog:

One 1-3/8 " Circle
One Large Oval
Two Small Ovals
One small flower from Boho Blossom punch cut in three pieces for toes
Two 1/2" Circles for whites of eyes
Two 1/4# Circles for black dots of eyes.

The lion is punched from More Mustard and his mane is a Chocolate Chip Scallop Circle punched twice. By twice, I mean that you punch one Chocolate Chip circle and adhere it to a piece of copy paper using Tombow. Slide it into the Scallop Circle punch and turn it slightly so the scallops don't line up flush but instead the point of the scallop is at the top of the curve so that when punched the second time, you are left with the pointed lion's mane.

The tale is made from half of a large oval frame. To make the frame, first punch a Small More Mustard Oval, then punch a Large Oval around the hole left from the Small Oval punch. You will see that I arranged the small and large ovals on my reference page in a way that I will be reminded exactly how I did this.

Punches used for the Lion:

One Scallop Circle punched twice
One 1-3/8" Circle
One 1" Circle
Two 1/2" Circles
One Small Oval
One Large Oval
One small flower from the Boho Blossom punch
Two More Mustard 1/4" Circles
One Chocolate Chip 1/4" Circles

The Hippo did not have a body so I fashioned one for her in much the same manner as the Lion. I used a larger circle punch for her body since hippos are naturally a bit more voluptuous than lions. :O)

I wanted her legs to be longer so I used two Small Ovals which I placed back to back and then trimmed by approximately one-third.

She has a jaw line which is not easy to see in this photograph. Create the jaw line by layering two 1-3/8" Circles slightly offset. Place the Word Window teeth between the two circles for added dimension. Highlight the 1/4" Circle nostrils with a bit of White Signo Gel Pen.

Punches used for the Hippo:

One 1-3/4" Circle
Two 1-3/8" Circles
Two Basic Gray Large Ovals for ears
Two Basic Black Small Ovals for ears
One Large Oval for snout
Two Small Ovals for legs
Two Whisper White 1/4" Circles
Two Basic Black 1/4" Circles
Word Window

Supplies Used for this Project:

Punches as above.
Paper: Tall Tales Designer Series Paper, Old Olive, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, So Saffron, Basic Gray, Basic Black & Whisper White cardstocks
Classic Inks: Old Olive, More Mustard, Basic Gray
White Signo Gel Pen, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, 5x5 inch On Board Journal, Regal Rose, So Saffron & Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stamping Sponges


RuthieB said...

This is awesome!!! I've seen these before but yours is so much more professional. I love how you put the finished item onto the DSP instead of just whte paper!

Karen said...

these are just too cute Edie!! love this idea!

Gail S. said...

So cute!! I would love to see all of the pages you put together - you did such a great job.

carolm said...

these are so cute edie! the hippo is hysterical!!!

glad to see you're up and running again.