Friday, January 31, 2014

Iron Man Birthday


I hope you've all had a wonderful week!  It's been another cold week on the Canadian Praries; I keep hoping that the latest cold front will be the last but it just doesn't seem to happen!  Warm thoughts....warm thoughts...

Anyhow, onto today's card share!  As seems to be my common theme when I make a birthday card for a child I turned to my punches for this one.  My son and his little buddies are currently immersed in the world of Superhero's so I thought I would try my hand at making Iron Man; even though I personally have no clue what the heck Iron Man is or does...oh the world of living with boys LOL!

Although I did use a fair amount of punches to create this card I had to do quite a bit of free hand cutting as well to get some of the shapes just right.  I was really happy with the way the Champagne Glimmer paper added a little pizazz and the marker details make a flat shape look immensely detailed when its all said and done!  An added note: this card does not fit inside a standard size envelope.  The base is made standard but I wanted the effect of him jumping out of the card, hence its size.


Stamp sets: Make a Wish
Cardstock: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper 
Ink: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Oval Framelits, Modern Label punch, 1/2" Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, Extra Large Oval punch, Basic Black, Real Red, and Crushed Curry markers, Sponges, Tombow liquid adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips

I thought I would share just one quick tip when working with the Glimmer Papers.  DO NOT use your punches with them!  The paper is much too thick and could destroy your punch.  To achieve the circle shapes I used in my card I first punched the circles from regular weight cardstock then traced them onto the backside of the Glimmer paper and cut them out.  The papers are perfectly safe to use with your Framelits however I suggest cutting from the backside of the paper to achieve clean cuts.

Have a wonderful weekend!
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1 comment:

2fune said...

So cool Melissa, I think you nailed it! Thanks for the tip on not ruining our punches on the thick glimmer paper.

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