What little toddler doesn’t love Sesame Street? I know as a child Sesame Street was one of my favorites! Granted there wasn’t as many kids’ programming choices as there are now, but Big Bird was a staple in our home! Now Big Bird’s crew has grown and Sesame Street has a variety of characters.
I have plans to make some childrens’ birthday cards so I thought I would play around with some punch art Sesame Street characters. Here’s what I came up with:
The base for all these characters is pretty much the same. You just need some “basic” supplies for each, then maybe add a punch or embellishment or change the card stock color.
To follow is a listing of all the basic supplies you will need and then specifics for each character.
Basic supplies for all characters:
Punches: 2-3/8” scallop circle (base), 1-3/4” scallop circle (face), ¾” circle (mouth), ½” circle (eyes), ¼” circle (black part of eyes)
Adhesive: Stampin’ Diminensionals, Tombo Multipurpose Liquid
Other: paper snips
Note: for characters with a mouth either punch a full ¾” Basic Black circle and cut in half with paper snips or just punch half a circle.
Card Stock: Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose (nose), Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo (flower)
Other: Basic Rhinestone
Note: I punched 2 flowers and pinched up the edges to give the flower some more dimension.
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Basic Black
Notes: For Big Bird’s eyes I punched 1 Tempting Turquoise ½” circle and 1 Poppy Parade ½” circle and then cut them in half before layering them askew behind the white eye. For the beak you can either punch a full triangle using the Pennant Punch and trim with paper snips or only punch a portion of the full pennant just like you would punch half a circle with a circle punch.
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Basic Black
Other: Basic Black Marker
Notes: For the cookie I punched the medium size flower from the Boho Blossom punch out of a scrap piece of Soft Suede card stock. Discard the punched flower. Then use the ½” circle punch to punch out a cookie with a bite. Use the Basic Black Marker to make chocolate chips. Be sure to adhere the blacks of his eyes a little off center to give him his classic goofy look.
Oscar the Grouch
Card Stock: Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Basic Black
Notes: For Oscar’s eyebrows punch 1 Basic Black ½” circle and cut in half using paper snips. Adhere them on a slant for a grouchy look. For the tongue use the 3/8” circle punch and punch a half circle.
I’d love to know what you think of my versions of these Sesame Street characters. Just leave a comment below.