Monday, 16 March 2015

A very Happy 40th Birthday celebration with Yoda from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good afternoon and a Happy Monday to you!

Today is my other half's 40th so we've had a morning filled with fun and treats and birthday pressies. He is a big Star Wars fan so I bought him the Star Wars trilogy from the girls as a gift. So of course he needed a card to match. I found this fantastic tutorial from Sarah-Jane showing you how to create a punch art Yoda and knew I had to give it a go. I'm really pleased with the result.

I used Night of Navy cardstock with a Brushed Silver layer (I also used this for creating the moon and light saber). Yoda is made with Old Olive and Crumb Cake cardstock which I then daubered with coordinating ink round the edges.

I found an amazing paper cutting artist on Etsy that made this beautiful Lord of the Rings layered card. Sam absolutely loves the Lord of the Rings stories so I knew this would make a perfect gift. It is a bit of a cheat for a cardmaker to buy a card I know but I was busy creating Sam's birthday pressie.

And here is what I made. I used a template from Etsy from NineFingerJo which I purchased and printed at home. I then spent a couple of weeks cutting a little each day. This was the most complex papercut I have cut to date and it was certainly fragile. But I got there in the end. I searched all over the internet for the right iridescent paper and found the perfect colour to create the dragon's chest. All in all it was a labour of love. But Sam was super pleased with it. So it was worthwhile ;0)

And here is my final crafty creation for the day, Sam's cake! This is a bounty cake. I used a silicone bundt cake tin and layered chocolate sponge mixture with a mixture of caramel condensed milk and flaked coconut and then more sponge mixture. Unfortunately it all got stuck to the tin but you'd never know after I embellished with melted white chocolate!

As you can see it is all still in one piece. I'll have to report on whether it tasted good in my next post ;0)

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1 comment:

  1. these are incredible, the dragon is just awesome - great work !