So this past Friday, we celebrated a birthday with a very special young man who turned 9. His name is Cameron. He really enjoys SpongeBob so when I ordered his cake, that is what I had put on it. I also wanted to make him a special card with the character. Bet you can guess what my card today will be like. Let's take a look at my creation and see what you think.
I started him on a base card of Early Espresso card stock. I then pulled all the other colors I would be using. They consisted of: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Real Red, Whisper White, and Basic Black. We will start with his face and then talk about the body.
I took my piece of Daffodil and used a special cutter I have to get the wavy lines around the edges. You can use decorative scissors if you have them. I just happen to have a cutter that has several different blades to use in it. This is just one of them. Once the edges were done, I took my 1/2" and 1/4" circle punch and punched holes in various places on the face. I placed a piece of Mustard behind the Daffodil to highlight those hole. His eyes were made using the 1 3/8", 1/2" and 1/4" circle punches. For the eyelashes, I used the retired horizontal slot punch. Scraps of Black would have worked too. His nose is the wing from the 2-step bird punch. I rounded the end of it. I drew the smile onto his face and then took scrap White card stock and cut 2 teeth for him. Now for the body.
I punched two 1 3/8" circles for the shoulders. Simply flatten the bottoms to get the look you want. For the main piece of the shirt and pants, I simply cut a piece of White and Suede just a touch smaller than his face and layered them. The color of his shirt was done using the 1" square punch. I cut it in half at a diagonal. For the belt, I once again used the horizontal slot punch (retired) in Espresso. His arms were made with the word window punch. I punched one and cut it in half. Last but not least, his tie. Now you can use red grosgrain ribbon to make this but I chose to stick with card stock. I used the word window punch for the main piece with the circle from the itty bitty punch pack serving as the knot. Put all this together and you get a great looking character! I attached the entire character to the base card once it was all assembled using a liquid glue.
The party for Cameron was a lot of fun. I think the adults enjoyed it as much as the kids did. I am so glad I could share this with you today. Thanks for dropping by and I will see you tomorrow.