Punch art Rudolph … sparkly and bright …

Hi and welcome to my blog. It’s my final week as host designer at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. I’ve had a blast designing new challenges for you each week – I hope you’ve enjoyed them and played along with us. For my final challenge, I’ve chosen the technique of punch art.

Punch art is a great way of stretching your punches, using up card scraps, and making cute images for your cards. So, here’s my cute Rudolph, with his sparkly red nose …


Sponging the edges of the punched pieces adds shading and depth …


Making the eyes can be a bit tricky, but is made easier with Stampin’ Up dies. I used a similar technique for my punch art Easter bunny, and I have a free tutorialhttps://lilybygilly.wordpress.com/free-tutorials/ available.

Rudolph is the focal point, backed with pretty snowflake Christmas paper, and he’s sitting on a snowy hill of whisper white cardstock. Highlights were added with a white gel pen.


I hope you like my card for this week. Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team has been making for your inspiration. Do stop by and give them some lovin’.

 Want to make this blog colours

stamps: sparkly and bright;

inks: black stazon, baked brown sugar, crumb cake, daffodil delight, real red, old olive, pumpkin pie, marina mist, rich razzleberry;

cardstock: baked brown sugar, very vanilla, whisper white, basic black, daffodil delight, real red, old olive, pumpkin pie, marina mist, soft sky, rich razzleberry, silver, crumb cake, real red shimmer;

punches and dies: 1” circle, small oval, large oval, modern label, petals, ornament, small ornament, scribbles swirls, large doily, apothecary accents framelits;

accessories:  snow festival dsp, white gel pen, basic black marker pen, stampin’ dimensionals, sponge daubers, paper snips, silver cord from my stash.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today


13 Comments to “Punch art Rudolph … sparkly and bright …”

  1. Hi Gill, I love Rudolf, the highlights on his hooves and the sponging really bring him to life, he’s a cute little fella too! Thanks for this month’s challenges, I’ve really enjoyed them
    Louise xx

  2. Wow, Gill, you absolutely rocked this challenge! I think Rudolf is wonderful. He has so much depth and dimension and such a cute face. Love the snowflake background and all those pretty baubles in his antlers!

    Thanks for such fun challenges this month! xxx

  3. This is delightful, Gill!

  4. il est tellement mignon ton renne Gill, je suis fan, merci de nous avoir proposé un aussi sympathique challenge, biz

  5. your cute Rudolph is adorable – I especially love the sparkly nose

  6. What a cute card. The lights are so pretty.

  7. Gorgeous! I love the white highlighting, Gill – so effective. Thanks for the great challenges this month Xx

  8. This is one of the cutest Rudolphs ever! The dimension you’ve given him is terrific, and the string of lights tangled in his antlers is just the perfect extra touch that takes the card from being “adorable” to “wow, this is SO adorable!” 🙂
    You’ve done a super job as March hostess!

  9. This is the cutest card I have ever seen. Do you have a tutorial on this card? I am not sure how you made the xmas lights.

    • Hi Cindy. Thank you for your lovely comments – I’m so glad you like him, he is cute, huh? The Christmas lights were made using a punch by Stampin Up.

      Hope this helps


  10. He’s so super cute! Is there a tutorial on how to make him? When I click on your link for a free tutorial, I get an error message. Thanks for sharing a super cute Rudolph!

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