Learn how to make interlocking punches for your scrapbooking projects.
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Project by Vivian Peritts.
Materials and Tools:
large wooden or paper letter
fine-point black marker
8-1/2" x 11" red card stock
6" x 6" eggplant card stock
3-1/4" x 3-1/4" dark green card stock
12" x 12" oatmeal card stock
heart and ring silhouette punches
1/4", 1/8", 1/16" ribbon hole punches
3" x 3" lavender adhesive foil
8-1/2" x 11" Keep-A-Memory double-sided adhesive sheets
12" x 12" papers: peacock blue, fire lava red
Note: Use any desired punches, paper, cardstock colors and foils to create this project.
1. Punch eight peacock blue and eight fire lava red silhouette hearts. Position the hearts that form the background for the letter. Apply hearts to the shiny side of the lavender foil square.
2. After all the hearts are glued in place; punch 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch holes.
3. Remove the backing from the foil square and mount on the center of the green square.
4. Add more holes if desired. You can punch 1/8-inch holes in the 1/4-inch holes and add a few 1/16-inch holes, some in the 1/8 inch and some here and there where there are no holes.
5. Mount the green square on the upper left hand corner of the oatmeal paper.
6. Add decorated letter on top of the patterned square.
8. Embellish the letter with pens and punches.
9. The flower of the upper right side consists of five hearts in a circle with a ring silhouette punch on top.
10. Use the ring and the heart silhouette punches in combinations to frame a photo.
To make a chain of hearts:
1. Punch as many silhouette hearts as needed. Use paper that is a different color on each side. Even white on the back of a print works well.
2. Fold up the bottom half of the heart.
3. Lock the chain by pushing the bottom point of the heart behind the top point of the heart. It is necessary to interlock the hearts first and then to lock the hearts in place.
4. Chain of hearts- Make the chain as long as you wish. Connect the first and the last heart to connect the chain. Alternating colors of hearts makes an interesting pattern.
Push the ends of two hearts together with top point of the bottom heart touching the bottom point of the top heart. If you push the points as far in as possible a different design is made.
Interlocking Heart Tops
Interlock the top points of two hearts. Push the top heart over the bottom heart half way and a new design is created.
Celtic Knot Chain
By using these techniques and combining them you can create a knot chain. Use the heart punch out from this punch as another element of your design. The ring silhouette punch shape is another great design element. It can be used as a center for a lot of combinations. It can also be placed on top or under any of the other designs.
Learn how to add decorative punch art to your scrapbook pages.