Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Elephant Birthday

A special little guy is celebrating his first birthday this month.  In his honor, I made this punch art elephant just for him.  Here's how:

Use the 1 3/8 inch circle punch for his head and again for his trunk.  I did trim a bit of his trunk with paper snips.  Use the retired butterfly punch for his ears, the 1 3/4 inch circle punch for his body, the 3/4 inch circle punch for his legs and the balloon, the bird builder punch for his tail (the branch part only), the owl builder punch for the balloon bottom (the owl's feet), the scallop edge punch for the grass (trim out a tiny triangle in each scallop to make the blades of grass), and the scallop circle for the clouds (use a sponge dauber to create).  I inked the edges of the elephant with Basic Gray, and the balloon with Marina Mist.  I stamped the sentiment from Up, Up, and Away using Marina Mist and punched out using the Curly Label punch.  Add some baker's twine for the balloon and put it all together for a one-of a kind birthday card.

Happy first birthday, Wesley!

Thanks to SU! demonstrator Lisa Tedder for the inspiration for the elephant!