I hope you had a nice Easter and weekend to boot. We had a bit of sunny weather on Saturday and a little bit on Sunday. It makes my look forward to more sunny days to come. [smile]
Today’s post is the fourth design from my February Card Class. We had just seen the latest Star Wars several weeks ago and I thought it would be fun to make my version of R2D2 punch art design for my masculine card. I found and was inspired by Rosemarie Diehl’s card on Pinterest. When I showed Derek my first version he said it looked okay but in the nicest way possible “it needed work”. Lol! It’s okay, I was thinking the same thing but couldn’t put my finger on it. If I was going to make something so iconic I need to study pictures and high light the most important details.
The iconic details are an elongated body, three legs for rolling with shoulders, the “eye” on the dome, the red flashing dot when he “talks”, and the basic pieces on his front area. Uh oh, I just noticed that I missed the projector lens, sorry about that to those Star Wars peeps. Keep in mind I needed to keep the pieces to a manageable amount for my class stampers but evoke the beloved R2D2 look. It was a labor of love and hope I did him justice.
CARD BASE: It starts with Basic Black embossed with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. [TIP: With dark card bases I add a light colored layer to the interior for stamping and writing onto.] Then layered with Pacific Point that had the corners punched with the Curvy Corner Trio punch. [TIP: The get the rectangle look punch one corner then the opposite. Then flip the piece over and punch one corner then the opposite.]
ROBOT: The robot was created with the following punches: 1-3/4″ (dome), 3/8″ (body front) and 1/4″ (dome eye) Circles, Word Window (shoulders), Tree (rolling feet and eye). Below are the pieces and layout. [TIP: The center rolling foot is larger to help with perspective.] A three single layer Dimensionals were placed on the dome, double layers were placed in the middle of the body and a triple layer was placed under the center foot to give a slanted look. The shoulder were adhered flat with one Dimensional under the 2 smaller rolling feet.
SENTIMENT: Stamp Happy Birthday from the Guy Greeting Stamp Set onto a Whisper White band with Pacific Point ink. Then punch the ends with a 5/8″ Circle punch and pop with Stampin’ Dimensionals. [TIP: The Happy Birthday was stacked so I cut them apart and placed them next to each other.]
I wish you a great Monday and thank you for stopping by!
- STAMP: Guy Greetings
- PAPER: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Brushed Silver (vintage)
- INK: Pacific Point
- ACCESSORIES: Punches–1-3/4″, 5/8″, 3/8″ & 1/4″ Circles, Word Window, Tree, Curvy Corner Trio | Embossing Folder–Honeycomb | Basic Jewels-Rhinestones
Sparkly Hugs, Carol