Friday, June 10, 2011

Hoot If You Are 2

It's been a while since I have done some punch art. I seem to go through phases for it, but sometimes you get an idea in your head and there's no other way to achieve it. This was one of those times.

I have a nephew who is big on Hoot from Giggle & Hoot on the ABC, so I felt compelled to have a go at making a Hoot card. I couldn't just do any old owl in Hoots colours - even to me who doesn't have toddlers and doesn't watch Giggle & Hoot - it would look wrong. I cut a strip of Tempting Turquoise slightly smaller than 1 3/4" and fed it through the back of the 1 3/4" punch so only one end was punched. I then punched the straight edge with the scallop border punch. A full Tempting Turquoise 1 3/4" circle and I had the rest of this body. His eyes had been a problem when I contemplated this in the past, but that problem was solved by using the number 6 in the Timeless Type die set. a bit of a snip to the tops of the 6's and Hoot was looking like Hoot and no ordinary owl. In hindsight the head should be a bit shorter, but I don't think it matters too much - there's no mistaking who it's supposed to be wink

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: none!
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, scallop border punch, two-step owl punch, two-step bird punch, 1/2" circle punch, crop-a-dile, small heart punch, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet die, Simple Numbers Alphabet die, In Colors patterns paper pack, Brights Patterns stack, Neutrals brads, Tangerine Tango pompom trim, dimensionals


Dani Fender said...

LOVE IT!!! I've been wanting to do a hoot card for ages and never got around to it. Looks fab Carol xoxo

Alison B said...

This is fabulous Carol!! It looks so real, I wonder if I have all the things to make it, my 2 year old would have loved that card for his birthday this year!!