Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Star Wars Birthday Card

Hey there loyal readers,

You would have to be loyal to stay with someone who takes so many breaks.  I have been away for the summer and enjoying my vacation in Ontario.

But I am home now and trying to get back into blogging and doing some projects.  I have my pre-order in for the new catalog that will be out on September 01.  I didn't want to have my package come while I was gone so ordered a little late.

Today's card is for my son, Colin who will be celebrating his birthday on Sept. 06.  He is a big Star Wars fan and every year I try to come up with an over the top card for him.  This year I spend most of my afternoon playing with punches and scissors (when I couldn't get a punch to do the job lol).  I got some inspiration from various punch art that I saw on line but the comments are mine.

So here is my card -

 
I used Basic Black and Old Olive and Pear Pizazz for my colors.  The Black background is a salt technique.  I will be teaching this in one of my classes this fall.  The card stock is actually Whisper White and brayered with Basic Black ink.  Looks like a starry background. 
 
Yoda is made using retired punches and some that are still current.  Ornament punch, Build a Blossom punch and various circles.  I did do some fancy cutting to get the general shape.  I used the Northern Flurry embossing folder to get the wrinkles. And cut up some Tissue paper for the tufts around the ears. 
 
The light sabre is done using vellum card stock and basic black and silver foil paper.  The sentiment is mine. 

 
This is the inside of the card.  Thought I would go with a funny saying.  And since I'm sure there will be cake I think this works, don't you?
 
Punch cards take a lot of time to get it just right, but when you get it right there is a lot of satisfaction that I get knowing the card will bring a smile to his face. 
 
A couple of years ago I did a Death Star.  That was a labour of love I can tell you.  I will see if I can find it on this blog and link it to this post.
 
So that's it for today.  Enjoy the rest of the day.
 
Puny hugs!

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