Framed Punch Art

Framed Punch Art by Annie Williams - Main

Today I’m back with a quick and easy home decor project made with gorgeous Classic Linen cardstock from CutCardStock and some basic tools.  I was looking for a simple way to add more color to my son’s nursery, and thought the beautiful texture of linen cardstock would be perfect for a simple art piece.

Framed Punch Art by Annie Williams - Inking

Start by inking an entire sheet of Classic Linen cardstock with several bright colors of ink, overlapping them in some areas to create interesting blends.  I choose to use a rainbow theme, but any three colors or more would make a beautiful piece.

Framed Punch Art by Annie Williams - Punching

Once dry, punch out many, many shapes from the colored cardstock. You can use dies for this step too, but punches are much faster.  Try to use three sizes of the same shape to add more interest.  Here I’ve chosen balloons (Stampin’ Up) for my framed art, but birds, butterflies, and even basic geometric shapes would work just as well (symmetrical shapes work best).

Framed Punch Art by Annie Williams - Scoring

Score each balloon down the center and fold it in half.

Framed Punch Art by Annie Williams - Die Cuts

If you have an electronic cutting machine, die-cut a simple phrase out of Stardream Metallic Onyx cardstock.  Otherwise, type out the phrase in a word-processing program and print it directly on Classic Linen cardstock (this cardstock takes printing beautifully). Or, you can use the free cut file or pdf printable below!

Framed Punch Art by Annie Williams - Detail

Insert a piece of Classic Linen cardstock into your frame.  If not pre-printed, glue the die-cut phrase onto the cardstock with Tombow Mono Multi-purpose Liquid Adhesive.

Next, arrange the punched shapes on your “canvas” to plan your design.  I chose a simple curved design with the balloons progressing in rainbow order, but simple rows of shapes would work as well (specimen art).  Glue the shapes to your canvas with Tombow liquid glue.

Framed Punch Art by Annie Williams - Main

Hang your new art piece and brighten up any room!  Since I used a purchased font to cut the sentiment on my CAMEO, I thought I would offer it as a freebie to my readers who may like to use it on a project of their own.  And, if you don’t have a CAMEO, simply use the pdf version to print the sentiment directly onto a piece of cardstock and embellish as you would like.  I hope you enjoyed this simple framed punch art project and thanks for stopping by today!

Let Your Dreams Soar – .studio file

Let Your Dreams Soar – .pdf file

Free cut files are meant to be enjoyed, but never sold or redistributed as your own.  (For personal use only please.)  If you share your creation on a blog or online gallery, please link back to this post as the source of the file and/or inspiration.  I’d love to see your projects too, so feel free to leave a link in the comments section!

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2 Comment

  1. Rose says:

    Spectacular design work thank you

    1. Annie Wills says:

      Thank you so much Rose!

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