Hello there!  It’s Saturday, which means it’s time for a new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  This week we have a technique challenge for you – using punch art to create the main focal point of your Christmas or wintry card.  You’re also welcome to use dies to create your artwork.

I will readily admit that punch art has always been challenging for me, and this time was no exception.  After a lot of browsing online, I finally found the directions to make a Santa head.  It looked easy enough, and I had the same punches that were called for in the instructions… well, almost.  Although I had the same shapes of punches, I did not have the same sizes as used in the online example.  So I had to modify a bit, especially with figuring the size I needed to make the hat.  Thankfully it ended up still being small enough to fit on a card.  I found some wiggly eyes in my craft stash and decided to use a couple of them instead of drawing in Santa’s eyes.  I guess it turned out all right even though I didn’t take the time to add shadowing to the punched pieces.  I did raise Santa up from the card front with some scrap cardstock shims.

52CCT 03-28-2015

So, now it’s time for you to check out the other design team members’ creations, and then make a card with your own punch art to link to the challenge site!  We’d love to see what you can do!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: none
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White textured, Blush Blossom (Stampin’ Up); designer paper from Arctic Frost 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: none
Other: scalloped circle punch, circle punches, corner rounder punch (EK Success); wiggly eyes (source unknown)

7 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – March technique challenge”

  1. I am very happy that someone made Santa with the punch art challenge. I always love these cards. I agree, punch art is difficult for me too, thank goodness for the Internet I say! You. Did a great job with the resizing by the way.
    Louise xx

  2. I love your jolly Santa! His googly eyes are super. I think Gill found a real challenge for us – it was tough. However, I think your card is lots of fun. xxx

  3. You did a great job with your Santa, Patricia. I love his wiggly eyes – he’s adorable! Hugs, Gill xx

  4. super mignon Patricia, il a une très jolie bouille ce père Noel, biz

  5. love your santa – the googly eyes are so much fun

  6. He’s really fun and the googly eyes are nice finishing touch.

  7. Very cute Santa and great use of punches. Great card! Xx

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