Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone! It's great to be back and sharing a project with you all today. My youngest will be turning 7 the end of this month, so I wanted to make a centerpiece for his birthday celebration. My son likes cupcakes instead cake, so I thought this would work on the top tier of a cake stand, surrounded by some yummy cupcakes - Hope he likes it!

The Marvin the Martian outline was cut in black vinyl twice, using my Silhouette. The first vinyl cut out was placed on white foam board and cut out. Then the second one was used to add a little dimension to the piece. If you look on the side of Marvin you can see how I glued 2 layers of foam onto his "skirt," his shoes, helmet. (His visor is an additional layer cut from chipboard.) The solid primary colors were cut in paper, then cut and glued into place. I then painted the sides and back of the piece with black paint.

The number seven was hand drawn and then cut out of 2 layers of foam board and covered with patterned paper.  A zig-zag border was then applied around the edges. Pennant flags were stamped onto patterned and solid papers, strung together and then pinned in place with small pinwheels.

I used two paper mache boxes to create the base. They were covered with patterned paper and borders and a little zipper trim, then stacked. The number dial was created out of a large round sticker, that was mounted to some chipboard. I then used my Silhouette to cut a out the "happy birthday" border in black cardstock and attached it to the back of the dial. The traffic light is also a sticker that was mounted to some chipboard and  embellished with buttons.

Maya Road - pennant stamps, trinket pins, zipper trim, wood buttons and chipboard circle.
Basic Grey - brad and solid papers (red, yellow, teal and green)
October Afternoon - patterned papers, stickers and die-cuts
Silhouette - Black vinyl, (cutting files: Marvin the Martian, arrow, borders and pin-wheels)
Other craft supplies -  2 round boxes, dowel, cardstock, foam core and raw chipboard.


Juliana said...

You always blow me away with your creations! This is no exception and I am sure your son is going to love it!!!

lhorvati said...

Wow! This is so creative! Love it.

Tammie said...

You are truly amazing - this is awesome!

Vee said...

this is so cool!!

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