I love using punches to create punch art of little critters. I am not too fond of the real ones, but this little spider turned out pretty cute. The great thing about punch art is that you can change a punch or two to get the size and look that you want.
Here is the list of punches I used: 1 3/8″ circle punch; 1 3/4″ circle punch; Cupcake punch; Owl punch
For the spider, I punched a circle with the 1 3/8″ punch, and another with the 1 3/4″ punch. Then I punched 8 slivers of a circle to create the legs with the 1 3/4″ punch. Once you punch out your first circle image, you put the punch back over the sheet where the you punched the circle until only a sliver of the black shows and you punch successively on the top and bottom until you punch 8 pieces. Here is a pic of what it looks like when you position the punch:
For the feet of the spider, I punched 8 cherries using the Cupcake punch (with the stems trimmed off), and the eyes are from the Owl punch.
Here are all the punched pieces used to create the spider:
Here is the first card I created with the spider punch art. The embossed the background with the Spider Web embossing folder, then ran my white craft ink on top and sprinkled with iridescent ice embossing powder and heat set it. The spider, I ran the head, body, and legs thru the big shot and embossed with the square lattice embossing folder before I assembled her.
This is another sample I did of the cute spider. This time I didn’t emboss her, but versa marked the entire embossed spider web, covered with iridescent ice and heat embossed it. I gave her a pumpkin to hold. As you can tell, the spiders look very different, just by embossing and where you position the feet.