Thursday, August 19, 2010

Crocodile Punch Art

What a busy week it's been, I've had two brilliant classes this week (more due to the participants than the content, although the later wasn't too shabby!) - one for Christmas cards and the other for masculine cards and an upline meeting. I still stand by my quirky statement from years ago  that stamping is so much cheaper than therapy! Now of course they are advocating people who have any sort of mental illness, seniors wanting to stay young at heart, stressed work-a-holics or stay at home mums who are starved of adult company who just need time out,  take up a hobby and I have to say stamping & scrapbooking can be a very social thing to take up as a hobby. Hmm wonder when there will be a government rebate on Medicare for stamping supplies!!

Anyway as part of the monthly upline meeting I go to, aside from getting to see lots of lovely people, getting new ideas and brushing up on old techniques and learning a few new ones we have the option of joining in a themed swap. This month was punch art - about 3 months ago I bought a tutorial on some wonderful punch art animals (Zoo Collection at Kim Score's website under her list of punch art tutorials if you are interested in getting the directions yourself or I will be doing some classes later this year if I find time - if not feel free to book a class for punch art and I can come to you and teach them there!) Now I just need to find some time to finish the other 4 animals that come in the tutorial and I'll be able to do a double page 12x12" layout featuring the zoo animals or an entire set of wonderful punch art greeting cards as a gift!

How cute is that! You really don't even need to add the greeting to it unless you wanted to - how fabulous would that look on a scrapbook page for a zoo visit?

See how wonderfully dimensional the crocodile is with all the layers, Stampin' Dimensionals and the texture on the card stock from the sponging, white gel pen and textured embossing folder.

Stamps: Picture This, Trendy Trees
Card stock: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Yoyo Yellow, More Mustard.
Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Real Red, Basic Black.
Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Sponge, SNAIL, Polka Dot textured embossing folder, Big Shot, White Gel Pen and too many punches to list individually!

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