Saturday, December 6, 2008

Papercraft Planet Sketch #5 (and Mini Tutorial!)

Okay, so it's my week for our Papercraft Planet sketch challenge, I think this is the first sketch I've ever officially "created" for anything ( although I'm always doing my own layouts, of course, I don't always have the whole thing planned in my mind when I start creating.) If you haven't tried other people's sketches before, I highly recommend it , when I challenge myself with other's layouts I am always so happy with the result because it just looks so fresh and different to me than what I normally make on my own, AND I learn something new. :)

This one is pretty basic! (If you don't have circle punches, please just improvise, they could be round scallop punches or similar, even rounded embellishments like flowers...) Not a lot of stamping here, as I've been meaning to make a card showing you this new little reindeer I designed (I like it even better than the big one I made!!) and thought this sketch would do quite nicely! (Easier than trying to fit "eight tiny..." on one card LOL!)
DPs are both Basic Grey Ambrosia, greeting is from Gina K's "Seasonal Sayings". I used the threading water punch on both layers and I love how the red and black peeping through the holes complements my reindeer noses!! The deer were ridiculously simple to make, using a punch you probably already have, but if not, run and order the EK Success Fancy Corner Punch NOW!! (or in 2 minutes after you're done reading my "how to")

Here you can see I punched out the "more delicate" fancy corner (this is punch is 2 for 1!!*) in Chocolate Chip for my antlers, and Close to Cocoa for the head, snipping off the scroll from either side (save these pieces, I'm sure you can find a place on another card that needs a little somethin'). Add two black dots for eyes (I added a litle dot of white to each with my Inkssentials pen later for "shine") and draw in a little "v" on each side to make the undersides of the ears. Now add the nose embellishment of your choice! Above I colored a self adhesive rhinestone with my Lipstick Red Copic and colored some adhesive metal dots I had with my Black Copic (I added two of these to the top corners of my card as well.) Layer the head on top of the Chocolate Chip punch out, and you're done! I popped them all up on dimensionals on my popped up circles.
What do you think??? I'm just thrilled with how it turned out! (and depending on how behind I get on all my holiday stuff and Christmas cards, I have a feeling I might be making a LOT of these little single deers to stick in the center of plain white square cards and just "calling it good" LOL!!! :)

Please try this sketch and upload your creation to the 'planet with the tag SK120608 , can't wait to see what you make!
*the other fancy corner in that punch??I have something so cute to show you with it, can't wait!!!!

18 comments:

Nancy said...

I just LOVE these little reindeer. You are just brilliant! I love the large reindeer too but of course they were out of stock when I placed my last order. *boo-hoo*!

I am going to try to play along this time. I like your sketch and am looking through my stamps to see what I can use!

Thanks!

Nancy said...

I meant that the punch was out of stock... not the reindeer. LOL

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

What a clever idea using the punch to make your reindeer! Very cute card and I like the sketch design too.

Toni K said...

Girl, you are good! How creative to think of this! Cute card!

Shannon said...

How cute are they????? I love your card. You're always such an inspiration.

Tessa said...

This is soo cute!!!! I have got to get that punch!

Elaine said...

Great sketch. I can't believe you made the reindeer from the punch outs! Very good eye to see something more than just a decorative corner!

Bee said...

WAOW! Melanie your mind always blows me away! Where do you get those ideas, those little reindeers are too fun and cute!! :-D

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are just too clever girl!!

Amy Johnson said...

Great sketch and card! I just love how you made those little reindeer. You are so creative!

Anita said...

Cute card! What a great way to use your punch.

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

I didn't know that PCP has a sketch challenge. I LOVE sketch challenges. I like PCP too, but I'm having difficulty navigating around it. Where to go, what to see, how to find out things. Any hints would be much appreciated.

Stef H

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Omg...this is/they are adorable! Love the little reindeer! Now I'm going to be on the hunt for that punch!

Donna said...

great card! I made one with your sketch I'll upload soon *smile*
love the reindeer!

Kimmie0270 said...

OMG! What a super neat idea!

jules p said...

this is so adorable. very creative with using the punch another way.

Carolyn King said...

LOVE this!!!! What a clever idea--you are such a rock star!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

See?? I'm gonna use "creative genius" again here girl!!! I mean YOU are the only one who would see lil Reindeer faces in this corner punch!!! Sooooo clever AND stinkin' adorable to boot!!!! Very cute sketch too and I'll try to play!!