How to create a punch art Octopus

This Octopus was just one of my sea-life punch art designs which I made this summer (2016) when I first began playing with the Stampin’ Up! Fox Builder Punch.

I really like how this octopus turned out.  I’ll warn you, punching all the little circles and applying them can take some time, but I find fussy things like this therapeutic and fun.  So, I didn’t really mind.

Placement of the tentacle “arms” of the Octopus is up to you. As you can see from the photo, some times I placed the more pronounced tail curl under the body and sometimes it was the part of the tentacle “arms” I wanted to show.  Before attaching to the body, I placed the pieces as I wished and rearranged as needed.  then, I could just pick up the body and add adhesive and attach.

This particular punch art design really reminds me why I purchased (and love) the little silicone mat Stampin’ Up! sells.  It keeps glue off your table and allows you to put a little puddle of glue on the mat and use the paper piercing tool to pick up those tiny circles and dab in the glue before moving and attaching to your piece. It really makes easy clean up too!

I hope you have fun making this octopus!

Until next time…


2 thoughts on “How to create a punch art Octopus”

  1. Hi Joanne,

    I have been enjoying all your nice creations! Sorry to hear that your health has been giving you problems : ( We have missed seeing you at card class, here’s hoping that the new year brings you better health. Take care and have a very Merry Christmas!

    Your card-making friends,
    Elaine Miller and Krista too!

    P.S. We appreciate all the cute treats you have made this year!

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