Thursday, October 15, 2020

My Grandchildren Turn 4!

 Hello my friends! Today I will share two cards since this is such a special time in our world. The grandchildren are turning 4! Actually their birthday was August 26th but I didn't want to post this until after we had their party. With them living so far away and having my younger daughter's wedding in September, their birthday got put on hold for quite a while this year. Fortunately they came down for Thanksgiving weekend so we were able to have a small family celebration. So hard to believe how much they have grown from where they started only four short years ago. Aren't they just the cutest?

Like all four year old girls, Paisley loves princesses and like all four year old boys, Everett loves superheroes - especially Spiderman. Challenge accepted!

Here is the princess card:

Paisley's card had to have pink so I started with Melon Mambo. I had an idea in my head of creating the princess dress out of flowers but wasn't sure how it would go. I stamped the Bride image (from the retired set Wonderful Moments) onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I added some tape to the bouquet before I inked up the stamp and then removed it before I stamped. That way I was able to stamp the bride without the bouquet thereby creating a princess. I coloured the princess using my Stampin' Blends. I used Melon Mambo on the dress, Ivory for her skin and a combination of Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Crumb Cake to colour her hair. Paisley says her hair is "golden" so I wanted to create the same look for her princess.

I then used the retired Tree Builder punch to punch out the small flowers - all 85 of them!! I used my scoring tool and my piercing mat to create the 3D look on the flowers. I placed a flower onto my piercing mat and using my scoring tool, I pressed circles into the center of the flower until it curved up like this. I learned this when I took a cake decorating course and we did this with gumpaste flowers. I wondered if it would work with cardstock and it does! I repeated this with all 85 flowers so I would have enough to cover the entire dress.

I stamped the twinkle stars from the Hippo Happiness stamp set onto the card front using Versamark ink and added Gold embossing powder. I heated it to melt it. I then added Versamark to a Basic Pearl and added Gold embossing powder and heated it to melt. I placed the now gold pearl in the center of the twinkles. I drew a line using my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to draw a line from the golden pearl to the princess's hand so it would look like she is holding a magic wand.

I stamped the sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I matted this onto a banner cut using the die from the Christmas Cardinals die set and retired Gold Glimmer paper. I also cut a number 4 out of the Gold Glimmer paper using the retired Little Numbers Thinlits dies set.

The final step to complete this princess card was to put a flowing bow on the back of her dress. I used the Whisper White crinkled seam binding ribbon to make my bow. I attached it using a couple of glue dots and that is the card.

What I used to create this card:

Blossoms in Bloom Stamp

Hippo Happiness Stamp

Christmas Cardinal Dies

Ivory Stampin' Blends

Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends

Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends

Melon Mambo Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Versamark Pad

Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Wonderful Moments Stamp (retired)

Tree Builder Punch (retired)

Little Numbers Thinlits (retired)

Gold Glimmer Paper (retired)

Everett's card was a bit more of a challenge. I didn't have any superhero stamps so I knew it was going to have to be a punch art kind of a card. I immediately went to Pinterest and got a few ideas. This is what I came up with which is a combination of what I saw there.

I used a Night of Navy card base. To this I added a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock. I added a piece of Basic Gray cardstock to the bottom of this piece. I embossed the Basic Gray cardstock using the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder.

To create Spiderman I used Real Red and Pacific Point cardstock and a few different punches and dies to make the shapes I needed. I used Layering Ovals Dies and Layering Circles Dies for the body, arms, legs and head. I used the retired Bird Builder punch for his eyes, the retired Modern Label punch for his hands and I drew his boots by hand. I embossed all of the Real Red pieces using the Cobwebs 3D embossing folder.

I attached all of the little pieces to my card front using Tombo multipurpose adhesive except for his head. I used dimensionals to attach his head. I wanted it to have a little more depth.

I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I used my paper snips to banner both ends of this piece and added it to the card using dimensionals.

I used the retired Little Numbers Thinlits to cut out a number 4 from some Black Glitter paper. I added it to the top left corner of the card front using Tombo multipurpose adhesive. 

What I used to create this card:

Night of Navy Cardstock

Seaside Spray Cardstock

Basic Gray Cardstock

Real Red Cardstock

Pacific Point Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Layering Ovals Dies

Layering Circles Dies

Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder

Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder

Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp

Black Glitter Paper

Bird Builder Punch (retired)

Modern Label Punch (retired)

Little Numbers Thinlits (retired)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed these cards. Happy Birthday to the loves of my life!!

Stay healthy and keep creating!


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