It was my eldest daughter’s birthday yesterday and she had requested a Cat Birthday card! (we’re currently going through a cat obsession!!). I don’t have any cat stamps so I decided to pull out my punches and create a little punch art.
I had to have a quick glance at Pinterest for a little inspiration for my perfect cat, and then had a look round my stash for the perfect backdrop.
I’ve used the Hardwood stamp for my fence, and I hand cut the fence with my trusty paper snips. I used my fringe scissors to create the grass with a piece of Old Olive. My sky is a piece of DSP from the Sweet Dreams series and I’ve used Happy Birthday from Something to Say in one of my Word Bubble Framelits.
The cat used the Extra Large Oval, the Large Oval, the Owl Punch, the Elegant Butterfly, the Bitty Butterfly and the Modern Label and my colours are Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride. His ribbon is unfortunately retired but we have a similar sized Cotton Ribbon in Blushing Bride.
Her younger brother helped with another Punch Art card for her. I’ve seen several versions of Olaf on Pinterest and Google and we tried to recreate our own version.
I must admit his nose isn’t quite right but I didn’t have the right punches and my handcut version was a disaster so in the end, I just used a shortened version of the word window – my daughter’s reaction was priceless ‘Wow, Olaf, I love him – what’s wrong with his nose??!?!’ – There’s no fooling a 7 year old!!
I’ve used the 2.5 inch Circle punch, 1 3/4 inch circle punch, 1 inch circle punch, the 1/2 inch circle punch, the Large oval, the owl punch and the Word Window.
I do love Punch Art and if you’re a hoarder of scraps like me, it’s a really inexpensive way to create a card. I hope that has give you some inspiration for your own scrap collection!
I hope you enjoyed today’s cards, do pop back soon for another project which I will share from my recent team night.
Until next time, happy crafting,