Monday, February 22, 2016

"Simon" Says - NEW Punch Art Critter Joins the Family!



"Simon" the Stingray has joined the Suitably Punched Family 

Happy Monday Everyone!
It has been a very busy week here in the studio and I am having a blast.  I've been playing with lots of new products and finding "lost" treasures along the way.  "Simon" is one of those treasures.

About a year and a half ago I was asked to share my love of punch art at Stampin' Up's annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It was truly the BEST experience EVER!  While I was creating fun, new "critters" to share on the Main Stage, I found I had come up with way too many to fit into the time allowed.  So....poor Simon ended up just floundering out there on his own until now. 
Now...for those of you who aren't sure exactly what the heck "punch art" is, it's taking shapes made with punches (and framelits/thinlits) and creating something or, in this case, someone out of them.  It's my passion!  I absolutely love the endless possibilities.
"Simon" was made using just ovals and circles...that's it!  I decided to make him using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and I think it just makes him come alive.  I used my Stampin' Write Markers to add color.  The insides of his eyes and mouth are made using Basic Black cardstock.  Now, I stamped the coral in the background to look like silhouettes in the shadows in Archival Black Ink and then stamped the coral again with Versamark Ink in the foreground and heat embossed it using Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder (retired).  You could make the coral any color at all because this has such a whimsical feel.

I love the effect of the background.  That might need to be a video tutorial.  LOL  It was a blast to create and I have a lot of other project ideas floating around in my brain for it.

To see all of the products used on Simon's card just check below.  Remember, you just need to click on the product and you'll be taken right to my Online Store at www.SuitablyStamped.stampinup.net.  You can shop to your heart's content.

I hope Simon brings a little sunshine into your day today and I hope you'll give punch art a try very soon.

Wishing you a magical day,
Michelle

REMINDER:  BURGERS AND CARDS is TOMORROW evening from 6:30 til 9:00 p.m. at Foster's Grille in Old Town Manassas.  RSVP to save your spot.  Drop in and make one card or make all four.  Want multiples of the same card?  You can do that too.  Cards with envelopes are $2.00.  Bring a friend and your first two cards are FREE.  Email me and let me know you'll be there!  shellsuit@verizon.net


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