0 In Big Shot/ Cards/ Punches


October 19, 2014

I wanted to continue with our second Library stampin’ card by doing something else that I hadn’t done before.  I thumbed through some of my swap cards from July’s annual convention and as soon as I came upon my convention roommate from upstate New York,  Katie’s card, I knew that was IT!

Four Punch + 1 framelit card

May I introduce you to my British friend, Sir Anthony, in his bowler hat with monocle…

We have never done a card that required no stamping — only punching and die cutting.  They seemed to like the card although I don’t think anyone else thought it was as fun/funny as I do.  “He” just makes me giggle!

You’ll need:

I don’t have my tools or supplies with me (I’m away from home again) so I can’t recreate/photograph some of the steps.  You’ll have to use your imaginations a bit but it should be easy if you look at the card.

  1.  Attach the Soft Sky layer to the Crumb Cake card front.
  2. 3/8″ x 3″ piece of Basic Black:  carefully round all four corners using the Project Life Rounder.  Practice on scrap paper to ensure you won’t ‘mess up’ on your ‘bowler brim’.  You need to be sure each corner fits perfectly in the little “V” on the bottom/back of the punch.
  3. For the monocle:  Leaving distance from the edges of a scrap of Basic Black card stock, punch a 3/4″ circle.  Then, with your punch turned over so you see the punched hole,  position your 1″ circle over the 3/4″ circle so all edges are as even as possible.  Punch.  You’ll have a ring that is now a monocle.
  4. Punch out the 2-1/2″ circle from Basic Black card stock.  Lay the 3/8″ x 3″ ‘brim’ over the 2-1/2″ circle until it looks like a bowler hat.  Trim excess circle from under the brim.  Adhere the brim to the hat with Snail adhesive.
  5. Using the Big Shot, die cut the Mustache.
  6. Using a pencil, make little tick marks 1/4″ from each long top edge of the 2″ x 3/4″ Whisper White card stock.  Then make a tick mark at 1″ and, using your Paper Snips,  cut down about 2/3 of the way toward to bottom of the rectangle.
  7. Score a line from the 1/4″ tick mark to the end of the snipped bit.  Score another line from the other 1/4″ tick mark to the end of the snipped bit.  Fold on scored lines, crease firmly, and secure each side of the ‘collar’ with a Glue Dot.
  8. Except for the monocle, attach all pieces as shown with Snail Adhesive.  Place little dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the backside of the monocle and then attach it to the card front.

Now, doesn’t he have just a jolly personality!?  Thanks for visiting today and I’ll see you again on Monday with a totally different type of card.  I’m having fun trying out some things I’ve wanted to create for ages.  It’s fun to finally put them together.


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