Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Grandsons' Birthday Cards - Punch Art

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 We had two birthdays in the family last week, two of my grandsons, a day apart from each other. I used punch art to make their cards. Just thought I'd give you a quick peek at them.

Kesten's birthday was first and he's a Minecraft expert, so I created an underwater minecraft scene with the characters Steve and Alex.

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I needed to make a slimline card for this scene I think, in order to fit everything in, but at least I got the main characters and the underwater cave scenery in. If you don't know about Minecraft, everything is digital so all the illustrations and graphics are based on pixels. They come out square or triangular or rectangular. I wanted the scene to be more epic but I would have had to make everything much smaller and wouldn't have been able to include the details. I used the Layering Diorama Dies for the cave, but used a square punch on some of the edges to square them off Minecraft style, and the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing folder to add some texture to the outside rock one. Alex's Minecraft sword I printed off and added because I wasn't going to attempt that!

Here's the birthday boy, who turned 9! I can't believe he's already that old!


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The next day was my grandson Wyatt's birthday, and ever since my daughter read him the story, The Hockey Sweater, he's been obsessed with Henri "Rocket" Richard of the old Montreal Canadians Hockey team. #9! So this was the card I made him:

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I used lots of retired punches for this one, especially the Word Window punch and the Medium Oval punch, and the Bow Builder punch came in handy for the stripes. I printed the Habs symbol and the captain's C and fussy cut them to add to the  image as I wasn't going to attempt those either. I used Stampin' Write markers for the face and White Gel pen for the skate laces and the tunic laces.

The sentiment was made using the Playful Alphabet dies.

Here's the birthday boy, Wyatt, who just turned 8:

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I'm so proud of all my grandkids and I'm so excited to see ALL of them this summer! Making special cards for them is a joy.


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