Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tool Time Tutorial

My theme for this month's card class is masculine with a bunch of other fun techniques thrown into the mix. I chose punch-art for one of the cards and used these punch-art wrenches for the focal point. This makes a perfect Father's Day or Fix-It guy's birthday card. Chris Twing gets credit for the cute wrench idea. When I saw them I couldn't wait to try them out for myself. If you'd like to make these for yourself, I've posted a How-To tutorial below. They're easy and a lot of fun to make!

Supplies:
Punches: Itty Bitty - scallop (118309), 1-1/4" Circle (119861), 3/4" Circle (119873), Word Window (119857), Handheld punch (101227)
Cardstock: Basic Gray (2) 1/2x2" - Wrench Handles; 2x5-1/2" punch piece for wrench parts
Ink: Basic Gray
Additional Supplies: 2-way glue pen (100425), Sponge dauber (102892), Silver brads (104336)

Punching:
  • Word Window -  Punch 2 slits in (2x5-1/2) Basic Gray punch piece, about 1-1/2” apart.
  • 1-1/4” circle - Center circle punch over one of the slits, leaving an even thickness around the sides and bottom of slit and punch. Repeat for the second slit. This creates the wrench head.
  • Itty Bitty Scallop - Punch 2 scallops in remaining Basic Gray punch piece about ¾” apart.
  • ¾” circle - Center circle punch over one of the Itty Bitty punched scallops, leaving an even thickness around the scallop and punch. Repeat for the second scallop.This creates the Wrench bottom.

Sponging:
  • Basic Gray Ink –   Sponge around edges of wrench pieces: handle, wrench head, wrench bottom.  (Disregard stamped sentiment)
Assembling:
  • Snail wrench heads to one end of wrench handles.
  • Snail wrench bottoms to the other end of wrench handles.

  • Overlap and glue wrench handles as you like and add a couple of silver brads.

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14 comments:

Marcee said...

This is SO cute!! It amazes me how much can be done with just punches. Thank you for taking the time to post a tutorial!

Theresa Q. said...

So clever and cute!!

Sharon Field said...

Very Cute! Thanks for the step by step tutorial!

Tracey said...

Great card, thanks for sharing your tutorial! Can't wait to give this a try!

Anonymous said...

Such a fabulous masculine card! Thanks, so much, for the well-explained tutorial. Looks very easy and doable!! Love your blog. Lots of inspiration, here. ;-)--Doris

Ellen said...

very clever! tfs

Terstamper said...

Wow awesome father's day card. I love how you made the tools with the punches.

Ter ;)

Two Happy Stampers said...

Thank you all for your nice comments...and yes, these little wrenches are super simple and doable. They make a great focal point for the fix-it guy in your life :-)

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Very nice card! Love the wrenches.

Becky Green said...

SUPER IDEA!!!!!!!!! SUCH TALENT!!!!:) (Found you through Paper Punch Addiction!) :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is stinkin' clever and awesome guy card!! Love it!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #64 with a link back to your blog on 5-20-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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Have a great day!!
Tiffany Bauer
http://www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

Nancy Seed said...

Very Cute! I had the basic idea of construction figured out but thanks for the detailed instructions.

kejujah said...

How did you make the silver oval?

Two Happy Stampers said...

Hi Kekujah,
Hi There,

I used a Faux Metal technique. Here’s a link for a card I made that shows how to make the faux metal piece. In the case of the tool time card, use a dot embossing folder instead of the square lattice embossing folder. Here’s the tutorial for you:
http://www.twohappystampers.com/Tutorials/FauxMetalGratitude.pdf

Let me know if you have any questions.
Have fun,
Heidi