Monday, July 14, 2014

Spidey in a Box


I have a fun Card in a Box to share with you today that features an all time favorite superhero - SPIDERMAN!!  I've made a few Spiderman cards in the past but I think this one is my favorite!  As with many of my designs the idea for this one came when I should have been sleeping.  I knew I wanted to do punch art but I wanted to step it up a notch and make it appear as though Spiderman was shooting a web from his hand.  Do to the nature of how this card folds together when closed I knew a paper "web" wouldn't be a great option because the paper might not flex and would rip.  After a little extra thought (and a little less sleep) the Baker's Twine "web" was formed!


Stamp sets: And Many More
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Night Of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, 3/4" Circle, 3/8" Circle, Small Oval, Large Oval, Window Label, Modern Label
Accessories: Basic Black marker, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Sponges, Piercing Tool, Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots

The night skyline was created by first sponging a piece of Whisper White cardstock using a combination of Marina Mist, Pacific Point, and Night of Navy ink.  A few stars from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack were added in Daffodil Delight.

The buildings were freehand cut from Basic Black cardstock and window/clock details were added in Daffodil Delight cardstock.
For each flip down panel of the box a mat of Real Red, Daffodil Delight, or Pacific Point cardstock was added.  For additional interest I "borrowed" a coloring page from my son's Spiderman coloring book and layered this on top of each base mat.  The number 5 was freehand cut before adding a web pattern with a Basic Black marker.

As mentioned earlier the web was created out of Whisper White Baker's Twine.  I began with 3 main vertical pieces than tied 2 horizontal pieces across, knotting as I went and trimming off any excess.  It was adhered to the front panel by first piercing small holes then threading each end through and knotting on the backside of the panel.  Be sure to leave enough slack so the card can open and close freely.

Spiderman himself is a little more tricky to create.  While I did use punches to create him, many were trimmed to the desired shape I required to make him look just right.  If anyone is interested in a detailed post on his "recipe" please comment below and I'll try to do a step by step tutorial on it.

Hope you've enjoyed this one as much as I did making it!  It was one of the one's that is hard to part with at the time of giving (what can I say, I'm a bit of a card hoarder!  Hence, the ridiculous amount of photo's I took of the card! LOL).

Before I sign off I wanted to give everyone a heads up on my upcoming giveaway!  I'm in the process of creating a set of 4 cards using the images from the Traveler's set and would like to send them off to one of my fabulous readers!!  I hope to include them in my next post along with the giveaway details, so stay tuned and check back often.  Or, even simpler, subscribe to my blog my entering your email address and be kept up to date with all new posts directly delivered to your Inbox!

Have a wonderful day folks!  Until next time...
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CarlavdM said...

WAUW...just amazing...Melissa, you did it again!!!!
I do not mind the many photo's ;o)

Anonymous said...

Yes, I would love to see a tutorial on how you mad the punch art Spidey!

Karen said...

Fabulous creation Melissa. Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

WOW. You have done a fabulous job. I would love to know how and I didn't mind all the pics :)
Thank you for sharing your great work.

Cary said...

Melissa you know I think you are the BOMB... and now I am caught in your web and must try and CASE this! XXXOOO

Eileen said...

Melissa this is awesome, what a gift and a keeper!!!!

Unknown said...

WOW...that card is amazing!! Yes, please I would love a tutorial of spidey. My grandsons would love this card. Thank you, Brenda

Lynda said...

You are so about a tutorial on your darling "card in a box" series...spider-man and the lego man.

Raberta said...

Thanks for sharing. I too would like to see a tutorial on how you created Spidey. :)

sophie said...

coucou oui je voudrai bien aussi le tuto de la carte boite

Unknown said...

Did you buy the boxes and then add to it?

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