Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Punch Fun!

Father's Day in the UK is here in four days and counting and if you haven't made your card yet then Sizzix is here to help with another set of those fabulous free downloadable paper sets, just click on the highlighted text to follow the link.

I am introducing a brand new Sizzix product today which has been created in conjunction with the creative juggernaut that is Mr Tim Holtz, but before I do.....

I started by strategically cutting a piece of the grey chevron patterned paper before inking a 95 x 140 mm rectangle of kraft card. Incidentally, the stamp sets used on all the cards for this particular blog post come from the Precious Remembrance Shop

 I next cut a rectangle of the green patterned paper, a strip of the orange glasses border and the Father's Day banner which I attached to the kraft rectangle using adhesive foam pads to mount the banner.

Die-cut one of the 11 heats on the Bigz Heartfelt die and ink the edges before adding the splatter detail with a stamp.

Now!! remember that I mentioned a new product well here it is! a new range of fab paper punches from Sizzix/Tim Holtz. There are a great range of shapes with more on the way and they cut beautifully! The punches feature a really comfortable ergonomically designed soft grip handle and the cool locking switch on the top which is great for storage as it means that they can be stacked. 

I had forgotten how much I loved using punches, they are so much fun to have around, every creative home should have a stack of them, I can't wait to introduce them to my daughter.

I punched out a couple of bows from heavy weight ivory card using the Bow, Medium punch before trimming the ends of the ribbon from one of the shapes which I then inked together with a strip of the same ivory card. Next, I wrapped the strip of card around the heart before mounting the two bows together using tiny adhesive foam pads to add some dimension before attaching over the strip.

Nice quick make this one, I'd be a happy Dad if this appeared with my 
cup of tea on Sunday morning!

I thought I would introduce you to the rest of the punch family so I made the following cards in a frenzied four hour spree yesterday! that's the beauty of punches they are so quick and easy and perfect for quick mini makes.

The leaves were punched, inked and scrunched before being creased and folded down the centre.

Same technique to create the leaf dimension but I used a few different
Distress Inks to add the colour.

Glitter card butterfly.....'nough said!

Distress Inks again, Love the sentiment, I have to remind myself of this on a daily basis!

Nice shape, nice colours!

Same flower inked and layered.

And finally......

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a lovely plethora of cards! Punches are great for repeat patterns and much quicker than using dies. I especially love the cards with the repeat butterflies, flowers and the wreath made of leaves - they look so clean and elegant. Most of my punches are bulky and difficult to store, but these look as though they don't take up too much room - I may just have to try some!