Just Add Ink #581 | legs

What a cracker of a theme we have for you this week at Just Add Ink. It’s so brilliant, I can’t believe we haven’t done it before – Just Add … “legs”! Thanks Lou for the great inspiration! There’s so many options – lots of legs (like on a spider), regular legs on an animal, people legs or maybe table legs!

I must admit, I’ve been a little (well, quite a lot) slow going this year for Christmas cards, so I felt it was time to let the inspiration motivate some festive creativity.

Reindeer are my favourite Christmas motif, which work out well as there is always a fun reindeer option in the July-December catalogue.

The Deer Builder Punch punches out the sweetest prancing reindeers – and if you are as good at collecting (… hoarding) paper as I am, you may also have the gorgeous Peaceful Prints DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue that ran in conjunction with the mini catty earlier in the year.

The punch can be used to cut out the reindeer facing right, but it only cuts one way, so the reindeer facing other way needs to be cut by hand. Sometimes you can see through the DSP when you hold it up to the light and cut that way, but these deer are backed by a very solid red & black checkered print. So.. I used the negative to line up where the outline would be, tacked it in place with removable tape and the fussy cut around the reindeer, using the negative punched image as a guide. It worked so well that I’m not sure I’d be able to tell which one was punched and which was was cut!

We’d love for you to join us for this challenge with us and share your ‘leggy’ projects in the gallery. Visit the Just Add Ink blog to up load your creation.

Happy crafting!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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