Thursday, March 5, 2015

Leprechaun Face Card

This card is made similarly to my Santa Face card.

Hand cut beard and moustache that were run through the
Divine Swirls cuttlebug folder.

Paper punched eyes, eyebrows and nose.

Dimensionals and sponged inks for detail.

The finished card has a top fold.
It is 3 3/4" wide and 5 1/2" tall.
The hat brim is 4 1/4" wide.

Here are several step by step photos to help
if you'd like to make your own:

Start with a scrap piece of paper to make patterns.

Trace your patterns onto card stock.
You can cut them out now before running them
through the embossing folder or leave it as once piece
then trim them out afterwards. Just be sure that all pencil
marks are on the back or carefully trim them off
if they end up on the front.
I started with a 4" tall by 3 3/4" wide piece of
card stock for my beard and moustache,
keeping scraps to make eyebrows.
You may want to add more to the height so you have
more scraps to work with for the eyebrows.

Sponge ink onto the nose (3/4" circle punch)
then attach with a dimensional/pop dot.
Add ink for cheeks, too,
and freckles with an ink pen if you'd like.

You can make eyebrows any number of ways.
This is one trick I used.
Cut a 3/8" wide strip of card stock,
thread it through a Word Window punch
with one end sticking out (glue a thin scrap strip of
paper to it to make a handle, easier to work with).
Trim one end then carefully push it back in , keeping it lined up perfectly
and trim off the opposite end. You may want to add a mark where you'd like
to stop the punch at, mine as about 7/8".

The hat is made with a 1" tall by 3 3/4" long piece of card stock.
I trimmed the top two corners off by hand to round them.

The hat brim is made by running a 5/8" tall by approximately 4 1/2" long
 piece of card stock into a 3/4" paper punch to round the corners off
(like the eyebrows were made above). You cold also hand trim these if you prefer.
Make the brim no longer than 4 1/4" so it will fit in a regular invitation (A2) envelope.

Sponge inks along the edges.
Add a strip of black for a hat band if you'd like and
even a small gold square.

The eyes are made with 3/8" black circles and
1/4" white circles.

Thanks for looking =)


  1. Hi, Heather! Adorable leprechaun!! I am a huge fan of your punch art (and your other work too) after looking around on your blog! Hey, when you have a sec, check out the Our Daily Bread designs of your gorgeous cards is being featured there for Customer Card of the Day....congrats!! If you'd like to add a blinkie badge to your blog, send me an email at angelladcrockett at yahoo dot com and I will send the code to you. Blessings, Angie


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