Today we are making leaves and clouds just from a circle punch! The size of the circle punch can vary depending on your project. I used the 1-1/2 inch size circle punch for both.
To create the leaves, first punch out one circle. You will punch two leaves from one circle!
Turn the punch over and insert a section of your paper circle into the punch until you see a leaf shape. Punch out the first leaf.
Here's what the punched circle will look like once the first leaf is punched.
Insert the uncut side of the paper circle back into the punch until you see another leaf shape. Punch out the second leaf.
If you were to put the punched pieces back together, they would look like this:
To create dimension, crumple the leaves slightly and sand the edges and centers. Do not sand on the teflon craft sheet!
Put them together and affix with foam tape to add more height.
Even the little flower here was punched 3 times with the same 1-1/2 inch punch! Each layer was really crumpled and then stacked and held together with a brad. Keep crumpling to get that 'look' of texture and depth. Sand the circle edges and make tiny little rips to add more distress.
Here's the finished embellishment placed over a couple of layers of Spellbinder diecut scallop circles.
The scallop edges were distressed with Ranger Vintage Photo ink. Add a sentiment and string and a couple more layers of pattern paper and you're done!
To create the clouds, I used a 2-1/4 inch Marvy scallop circle punch.
Just as with the leaves, turn the punch over and insert the REVERSE side of the paper until you see a faux cloud shape. Punch out the first cloud.
Repeat with the remaining unpunched side of the scallop circle and punch out the second cloud. Both pieces will look something like this.
To add dimension and depth, edge with a blending tool and ink. I used Ranger Distress Weathered Wood. Put them together and affix with foam tape to create height.
Add a 1-1/2 inch punched circle for the sun that is also distressed with ink and also foam taped for height.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and you'll try this nifty trick to get more out of your punches!