Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bird Bath Punch Art

This design came about while I was trying to make candle holders (upcoming project).
As I was putting together the various shapes I'd punched I realized this could easily be turned into a bird bath (and a water fountain) as well and these two pretty and serene designs were born.

First a closer look at the bird bath version.

This is a 5.5 x5.5" card. I first stamped the floral background then die cut my shape. Next I stamped the bird image, sponged on some colour and cut out just the bird. I assembled my punch art bird birth; then stampes it with the crackle texture. I added some shading with my daubers, inked all edges of my cardstock pieces and assembled the card front.
Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Simply Sketched - SU, Serene Silhouettes - SU, Crackle - Impression Obsession
Ink: Always Artichoke, Eggplant Elegance, Basic Gray, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Real Red - all SU
Ink Markers: Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, Eggplant Elegance - all SU
Dies: Banner Framelits - SU, Oval Framelite - SU
Misc.: pearl accents
And here is my second creation - a water fountain - using the same punh art design. 

This is a large 5.5 x 8.25" card. I first embossed a white piece of card 5.25 x 8" in size with the brick texture. Then cut the arch opening as well as the actual archway (2nd piece of card) using my Coluzzle. I hand cut 5 semi triangular stones. All pieces were sponged and inked along the edges. Next I created my punch art fountain. The base is made of 2 strips approx. 1/4" wide. The top one I angled the ends and the bottom one I rounded the corners using my note tag punch. I then stamped the crackle pattern, added shading and then stamped the moss texture to all pieces using my Lovely as a Tree stamp. I used this same stamp to create the greenery on my blue background. I also sponged the blue card with a little Marina Mist for a little texture. The water swirls were stamped with Versamark and clear embossed. I then assembled the archway. The stones on the arch were foam mounted, and then I again used foam squares to attach the arch over the background. The bushes are the tops of the tree stamp. I hand trimmed them and attached with additional foam squares on either side of the entry way.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree - SU, Sincere Salutations - SU, Crackle - Impression Obsession, Flourishes - Autumn Leaves
Ink: Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray, Early Espresso - all SU,  Versamark,
Embossing folders: Brick - Sizzix - Tim Holtz, Tiny Mosaic - Provo Craft Cuttlebug
Misc. Foam mounting squares, Coluzzle arch template.
Punch art instructions below.

Thanks for stopping by! Comes back soon for more punch art projects.


  1. Love the bird bath/fountain!! Your second card with the archway is amazing!! Such a lovely scene it all makes! Thanks for another awesome punch art directions!

  2. Thanks for sharing your work, it is really appreciated


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