Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Have a Wicked Birthday!

Happy Birthday Finn!! Sorry your card wasn't with your cool present! --i'm pretty sure Finn is NOT reading this blog post and being 4 he probably did not realize his birthday card was missing from the gift bag!! LOL ; )

Alyssa has been super excited about Finn's Birthday for the last 2 months!! It's all she's been talking about --(besides her own birthday party which is coming up in September) When i asked her what kind of card we should make him she said spider-man! She loves dressing up and playing super heroes when she sees Finn. She looks forward to putting on scary masks, swinging swords, fighting, giggling and of course snacking all day!! what could be more FUN!

Ok so back to the missing card.... After we neatly wrapped (gift bag and tissue paper) his gift she unwrapped it not once..not twice.. not even three times.. i seriously lost count on how many times i asked her to put back the gifts!! She kept taking the gifts out and lining them up and talking to them. So when we arrived at Finn's there was NO tissue paper in the bag and the card was missing. When i got home i asked her where the card was. She wouldn't tell me. One thing that cracks me up about Ms. Alyssa is whenever we are at a party and someone opens a handmade card from us she gets all possessive. She tells them that it's "mommy's card" and tries to take it back?? As i was making the spider-man card she kept picking up spider-man and playing with it. When she saw the card in the gift bag she took it out and put it back in the craft room. --- Nobody is actually allowed to keep the cards we give them...LOL!!

Since this card is a bit of work to piece together i thought i'd share how i created it.

You'll need to punch out the following pieces:

Head - Real Red Textured Card Stock (RR) Extra Large Oval (Ex. Lrg Oval). Insert the narrow end of the Ex. Lrg Oval piece through the circle opening of the 1-3/8" circle punch to snip off just a bit of the Ex. Lrg Oval piece. This will narrow the bottom of the Ex. Lrg Oval piece to shape the head.
Eyes - Whisper White Word Window, snipped diagonally
Eyes - Basic Black 1-3/8"x5/8" Oval, snipped diagonally
Body - (RR) - Full Heart with Ex. Lrg Oval for shoulders
Arms (RR) - Large Oval, 1-3/8"x5/8" Oval
Hands - (RR) Modern Label, trimmed to shape.
Legs - Pacific Point Textured Large Oval and 1-3/8"x5/8" Oval
Boot - Full Heart trimmed--basically you could free hand the boots as i cut most of it to shape it.

I embossed the punched out pieces with the spider web embossing folder. I also sponged the embossed lines with basic black. (you may not see this very well in the photos. i couldn't get a really good shot of the black sponging--sorry)

To piece spidey together i used 2 way glue pen:

Adhere oval body to full heart body
Adhere lower leg to upper leg*
Adhere boot to lower leg*
Adhere upper arm to oval body*
Adhere hand to lower arm*
Adhere eyes to head
Adhere head to body with dimensional

(*both sides)

I used the spider stamp from the new halloween set "Out on a Limb" which is in the upcoming Holiday Mini. I just adore this set!! --super cute! I coloured the middle spider with a basic black marker and stamped it on a scrap piece of real red cardstock. I then punched out the spider with the 1/2" circle and popped it up with a dimensional! I also dyed the white bakers twine with gray reinker.

I embossed the Basic Black card stock with the spider web embossing folder. I then sponged the lines with white craft ink.

Products used for this project:
Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool (W118738, C120600), Out on a Limb (Holiday Mini P. 12 - W123822, C123824), On Your Birthday (111664)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Basic Gray (121044), Real Red and Pacific Point Textured (121077)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), White Craft Ink (101731)
Accessories and More: White Bakers Twine (124262), Basic Gray Reinker (109121), Mini Brads (122941), Basic Black Marker( 100082), Basic Gray Marker (120966), Color Spritzer Tool (107066), 1/2" Circle punch (119869), Decorative Label Punch (120907), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), Modern Label Punch (119849), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), 1-3/8"x5/8" Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch (119855), Word Window Punch (119857), Big Shot (113439), Spider Web Embossing Folder (120889), Sponge (101610), Cutter Kit (106958-distresser), Snail Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

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LOL, what a story! This is INCREDIBLE, btw! I hope someday I can recreate it for all the little boys we have in our family!

Louise Meissner

You have trapped me in your web of creativity! I am absolutely amazed by your Spidey punch art. BTW, Alyssa is one smart cookie, I love that she tries to keep the cards :)

Leigha Rock

OMG Natasha! This is TOTALLY A-MAZING! How did you come up with this? Love, Love, LOVE it! Crazy punch art, gorgeous texture, and great layout! Can't wait to case this off of you.............see you in 2 weeks.


Oh my goodness- you are a ROCKSTAR! SO well done! You are the punch art queen! ~AS


I remember seeing this when Ellen Kemper created it last year. I like the added texture.


This is so clever- all in proportion too. Well done for working it all out. xxx


Un"freaking" believable. You so totally rock the punch art. Way to go and you totally know I'll be copying and giving you full credit. I have no idea how you figure these things out!!

Natasha Hein

thanks for all the great comments.. yes i do believe ellen created one similar a while back! (thank you for the inspiration ellen). i did change him up a bit and of course created the card layout myself.

finn thinks it's pretty cool that ethan has a spiderman bathroom! AND after looking at all the spidermen in that bathroom for many years and having ethan be spiderman for halloween 3 years in a row.. well mr. spidey has rubbed off on me!! -- it was super fun to create the card!! if i get the time to create another one for a scrapbook page i'll share!! (3 years of halloween photos..hum... i'm pretty sure i'll be creating another one in the future)

i really had fun creating the card and doing up the "how to" tutorial.

if you end up casing please share, i'd love to see how it turns out..!! : )

Hema Suresh

WOW ! Amazing card . Thank you so much for sharing the deet's .
Talent Girlfriend !!!

Ange McKay, North Shore Stamper

You are a GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! I bow down to you!

Carrie Gaskin

Holy crap! This is awesome Natasha. Love it.


Awesome card and great use of punches!!

Suzanne @ Day to Day

WOW! That is the most incredible punch art card I think I've seen! Great job!!!


Thanks for these fantastic directions. I have a grandson that will love this, if I can get it together!


I have posted the card I made from this pattern on my blog. How SPECTACULAR!


This is a terrific card!


Absolutely wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing... I made one for my nephew and shared link to your post on my blog as well.

Thanks again :D

Linda Tarolli

Nearly 8 years after your original Spiderman post, you're still inspiring others with your creation. I know my 4 YO grandson is going to love his superhero card! TFS

Donna Phelan

Look at this....11 years later and people (me) are still loving this idea! Our granddaughter turns 5 in October and is having a Spiderman themed party lol She also likes dresses and makeup, a real well rounded kid lol I'm going to attempt your creative card! Thanks so much!