Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happy Birthday - Spider-Man Style!


It's been a busy weekend around here!  This past weekend was not only a long weekend for those of us in Canada - it was also my oldest son's 4th birthday as well as my 7 year anniversary!  Lot's to celebrate to say the least!  I'll be sharing the anniversary card I made for my hubby tomorrow, but today I thought I would focus on Griffin's Spider-Man themed party.

For this card, I fell back on my tried tested and true punch art.  It's an easy way to re-create characters with a little imagination and some of the great punches that Stampin' Up! has to offer in their lineup.


Stamp sets: A Word for You, My Digtial Studio (for the #4)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Midnight Muse, Vellum
Ink: Basic Black
Big Shot: Oval Framelits Collection, Chevron Embossing Folder, Spider Web Embossing Folder (retired)
Accessories: Basic Black marker, Tombow liquid adhesive, sponges, paper snips, mini glue dots

To create Spider-Man's hand:

  • Cut 2 of the second to smallest ovals found in the Oval Framelits from Midnight Muse cardstock; sponge the edges with Basic Black ink
  • Cut 2 of the second to smallest ovals found in the Oval Framelits from Real Red cardstock; sponge the edges with Basic Black ink
  • Cut 5 of the smallest oval from Real Red cardstock.  With a pencil draw the outline of a finger on 3 of the ovals then cut out with paper snips; essentially you'll just trim the longer edges of the ovals to create the shape you want.  Sponge edges with Basic Black ink.
  • For the last 2 ovals you want the fingers to appear bent at the knuckle so begin by first cutting the oval in half then drawing the outline of the finger and trimming with paper snips.  Once again, sponge the edges with Basic Black ink.
  • Assemble the hand together with the photo as a guide using Tombow adhesive.  When dry use a Basic Black marker to draw the webs across the hand and fingers.
To create the web:
  • Begin with a piece of white Vellum paper; I used a sheet large enough to fit inside the entire Spider Web embossing folder; roughly 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Run through the Big Shot.
  • Choose the web area that you would like to use and cut out with paper snips.  Lightly rub Basic Black ink over the web with a sponge.
  • Adhere behind the hand using glue dots.

Next up, party invites!  I kept them simple and quick - here's a look at the front and the back:

Stamp sets: Make a Wish, My Digtial Studio
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black
Big Shot: Oval Framelits Collection, Spider Web embossing folder (retired)
Punches: Large Oval 
Accessories: Tombow, paper snips, sponges

A photo of the excited birthday boy and his cake!  If your curious, I didn't have a pan the right shape for Spider-Man so I baked out two 9" round cakes and trimmed them down to make the right shape before decorating.

I also made a few Spider-Man sugar cookies to go along with his cake.  I wish I'd taken a photo of someone holding one so you could see how big they were - I might have gone slightly overboard on the size LOL.  To put it into perspective they are about the size of the largest oval in the framelits collection.  Can you say SUGAR HIGH?!

Well, that's all for today!  Now that all the little extra's I had to do over the last couple weeks are over I can finally get back to designing and sharing on a more frequent basis!  I'm finishing up my last of four projects for U Stamp with Dawn & Friends, Heating Up the Holidays and when I've submitted those I'll begin working on my August projects for my tutorial store.  Hopefully those will be up next week sometime!  

Before I sign off I should mention that today is the last day of Early Bird Pricing over at U Stamp with Dawn & Friends for the Heating Up the Holiday's event.  So, if your interested head on over quick to grab over 40+ tutorials for $19.99 by clicking on the blinkie in the left sidebar.  Hope to see you there!! 

Have a wonderful day folks!

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1 comment:

Katie said...

This card is perfect. My soon to be 4 year old nephew has been running around claiming he is spiderman. He "swings" around the house protecting his family from monsters!

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