Wednesday, June 19, 2019

More Birthday Cards for Grandsons

It's going to be a quick post today with a couple of custom cards to share that I made for two of my grandsons who have birthdays in June. As I may have mentioned, June is a busy month for birthdays in my family, but these are the last two, Kesten and Wyatt!

Kesten will be seven years old and has always been into Lego. He also enjoys the Lego Movies, especially the Jurassic Park versions. I thought that might be an easy thing to recreate in punch art. I thought wrong. It turns out that Lego people are deceptively hard to make with punch art. This was the photo I was trying to replicate:

And here's how it turned out (simplified version):

I'm not listing punches and instructions, because it took me hours and I can't remember them all, and, furthermore, I don't recommend that you even try, because I would never attempt it again, I don't think, unless someone paid me a lot of money or I had a lot of wine to drink!!! The basics were the 1/2 circle, the word window, the fox builder for hair and dino tail, and the story label for the dino 
legs. Oh, and the owl builder!

The second card was for Wyatt.

Wyatt is turning six and right now is obsessed with Back to the Future! He wants a Back to the Future Lego set for his birthday! I was a little easier on myself with his card, but not much.

I used my sponge brayer to create the flaming look of the letters, but I started out by doing it wrong. (Always look at the picture first, folks, instead of trusting your memory.) I had it all sponged and all the letters die cut and was arranging them on the card front before I realized that the gradation should go from top to bottom or vice versa on all the letters, not from left to right one letter at a time. So I had to start over! I used the car from the Geared Up Garage stamp set, stamped in StazOn Ink on the retired Galvanized Paper (from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue) to make the DeLorean time traveling car from the movie and the sea weed die from the new Smooth Sailing die set makes great flames if you trim it down a bit.

The background Designer Series Paper is from the See a Silhouette series.

Anyway, hope the boys both enjoy their cards and their birthdays! They are both getting older so quickly! I feel like I'm missing so much of it! Wish they both lived closer! Happy Stampin'!

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