Scallop Turkeys

These were fun, but a little challenging for my brain (and others!) last weekend. I had received one in a swap and it was requested by my club hostess. Of course, I waited until Sunday morning to try and figure it out! You'd think I would learn!! Anyway, it came out OK and I think they all liked it.

Here is the one I received in a swap, I think it looks a little better than mine.

To make these, you need the Scallop Circle die (113468, p. 199) and the Big Shot. The base is a card which you get by placing a folded piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock with the fold just below the top of the die so that you aren't cutting the top. You then cut 3 other Scallop circles. This sample uses Real Red, Really Rust & More Mustard. Once you have those circle, cut them in half. I did this with my Fiskars paper cutter by placing the indent between scallops on the cutting line. If you don't have a cutter that will work, a ruler with a craft knife (on a mat!) will also work. Next you need to make additional cuts on your colored scallops to form the tail feathers. The back row of feathers has 4 scallops each, the inside row 3. What worked for me to get even pieces was to measure & mark the middle of each scallop on the straight side. Then, count your scallops and use the mark and the indent to line up on the cutting line. Hopefully that's a little clearer than mud! Once you have the pieces, sponge the outer edges with either Chocolate Chip or Close to Cocoa ink, line the back row up with the card scallops and attach. Spaced the inner row as desired and attach.

Here is the one I did. My feather colors are Ruby Red, More Mustard and Really Rust. The body of the Turkey is made with punches. The head is the 1-1/4" circle in Close to Cocoa, the body the 1-3/4" circle in Close to Cocoa. The feet are a Scallop Circle punch in Pumpkin Pie, cut the same way as the larger circles. You should have 1 extra scallop from your half circle after two feet. Cut that down for the beak. The waddle is the long, narrow heart from the Heart to Heart punch in Ruby Red. The eyes are a 1/4" circle punch with googlie eyes on top. Sponge all the parts you want sponged and layer together. The head/body are attached with dimensionals.

Enjoy and let me know if you have questions!!

1 comment:

Anne said...

Cute turkeys! I always enjoy seeing what you can do with punches and dies!