Sunday, June 13, 2010

Whiff of Joy's Spider Henry digi stamp

I found this stamp on Katharina Frei's blog, you can visit it through a link on her name. when i found it i knew it was perfect for my "brother-in-law's" 21st birthday card seeing as its quite boyish and the fact he loves superheroes,

i decided to stay within the spiderman colours blue and red. i took a blue card slightly bigger than 4 x 6, not as big as a 5 x 7 (got them free with "Let's Make Cards") and folded the front of it in half, to make an easel card, next i took some navy blue card and covered it in some blue paper from the "it's a Man's world" collection and stuck it to the fold of the base card. Then i covered the inside of the card with a red paper slightly smaller than the card.

next i printed out Spider Henry on Letraset bleed-proof marker paper for promarkers. i find this better to use than card because the card i have isn't very bleed-proof, so i usually use the paper which is very thin and then i mount it on card, so i coloured spidey in in pormarkers,
I used:

Sky blue for his suit and Indigo blue for the shadow.
Ruby red for the spider parts of his suit and Poppy for the shadow.
Dusty pink on his tale.
A mix of Ivory, Blush and Vanilla on the inside of his ears and his beard with a slight hint of Dusty Pink round the edge of his beard.
Henna on the outside of his ears.
Canary on his S crest.
Cool Grey 4 for his eyes ans his web.
And a black fineliner for around his eyes.

I'm not very good at colouring and blending colours yet plus i don't really have enough colours. Indigo blue is the darkest blue i have and the next blue down that i have is Sky blue, which don't match really but any work with what i have :)

i cut around Henry and matted him onto the card,

i then cut out a small bit of navy card, a smaller piece of red and rounded the corners of them and then added the happy birthday greeting from my stash. next i use alphabet peel-off stickers to put the sentiment on the front, i also found foam numbers i had and picked out a 21,i coloured in the 1 in red and because the ink didn't seem to be drying i put some 3d glue one it and the 2. when dry i stuck them in the top corner.

i looked at the card then and thought it was quite plain so i put some eyelets on each side, a combination of bronze and black, as i only have yellows and purples in colours, then i added some blue glitter strips on the inside of the card and a red one on the outside for some glitz :)

Ian loved it when we gave it to him and i love spidey henry, hes so cute, will probably be using him again for male cousin's and uncle's and so on for awhile. :D


  1. great card hun, i love the spider henry and fab colouring.i really love all your little details.luv coops.xx

  2. Fab card Jenny. Love the vibrant colours and all the detail. Helen xx


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