Apr 192013

Punch Art Birthday Card

I wanted to make a Punch Art Birthday Card for one of my granddaughters so I started looking though some punch art ideas that I had saved and I found this cute princess. So I just had to try it out in MDS to see if I could do it.

The paper I chose for this card is from the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper because I love the designs of the paper and because I wanted something that had Real Red in it so I could use the Real Red Glimmer Designer Series Paper for the crown. The problem I ran into when I went to make the crown was that the Boho Blossoms Large Flower punch wasn’t quite lined up the way I needed it to be for cropping it in half. So I opened it in Inkscape, rotated it to the angle I needed,  then saved it with a “2” added to the end of the name. That way I still have the original punch and the altered punch. Being able crop punches now makes doing some of this digital punch art so much easier now. The hair was made using the Circle Punch and the Scalloped Circle Punch. Her skirt was made using the 5-Petal Punch, cropped between the three upper petals and the two lower petals. Then I used the Freeform Lines to create the face. This is so much easier than the way I used to have to do it, lol.

Quite a while back, I had wanted to make it look like I had woven the ribbon through the Lace Ribbon Border Punch so I had opened it up in Inkscape, cropped it down to just one small section, then added “Center” to the end of the name. So now I just have to add the Lace Ribbon Border Punch to my project, change it to the color I want and add the drop shadow. Then I add the ribbon, which in the case is Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, and add a drop shadow to the ribbon. On top of that I add the section of the Lace Ribbon Border Punch that I had created. It can be a little time-consuming to have to copy and paste it several times to cover up the different areas. Once it’s all put together, then it’s grouped together so that it can be moved around on the page as needed.

Punch Art Birthday Card - insideFor this card, I’m using the sketch from my April Card Contest on Facebook. Because of that, I needed two embellishments for the main tag. I started looking through my punches to see what I wanted to use for the greeting tag.  I decided to use the Oval Bubble Punch. This little punch came with the Celebrate Any Day Greeting Card Templates. Then I did a global search for cupcake. There were some cupcake stamps, but that wasn’t really what I wanted. I did find a cupcake embellishment that was part of the Sweet Shop Kit, but it was the wrong colors. So I recolored it Poppy Parade. When I tried to recolor it Real Red, the bottom part came out too dark. The Poppy Parade came closer to the matching the Real Red paper. I even found the perfect greeting for the inside of the card, too.

Do you like to do Punch Art Birthday Cards? Have you tried digital Punch Art Birthday Cards? With cropping feature in MDS, now it is so much easier to do. Check out more of my Digital Punch Art Ideas HERE to get ideas for your own Punch Art Birthday Cards.

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