I'm going to keep the chat down low today is there are about a million pictures to this tutorial! OK, slight exaggeration there but you'll soon see as we get further in.... ;-)
My (not so little any more) baby is 9 today (eek!) and he just loves Star Wars so I wanted to go with a Yoda card. I (slightly optimistically) thought it might be easy? I have to say it wasn't not too bad once I got into it, but yes, it's fairly simple to copy from this tutorial :-)
Please can I ask if you do make your own version you link back here, thanks x
So, this is the image I was inspired by..
and this is the card I made for Zack....
Plenty of dimension and inking
The planet was two circles cut from the corner of black and grey card (so there was no extra trimming required, smart huh?) with 3 different sizes of hole punches in the black layer to make the craters :-)
and Yoda himself, a bit menacing looking perhaps?
and decorated inside simply, just punched the stars away and adhered to the Midnight Muse card layer
So, to make Yoda you will need to start the following punches and framelits:
Owl, Word Window, Boho Blossoms, Bird, 1+3.8"circle punches (ALL PUNCHES HERE) and the Labels Framelits
Here are the basic parts for Yoda:
You need to die cut two of the third smallest framelits, fold one over and trim the other to fit inside (see I had to remove a bit extra to make it fit and I also removed a small section with the circle punch around the neck), one circle, two wings from the bird punch make his ears, 4 flowers from boho blossom make his hands and feet, and a whole and part word window make the light sabre, (Owl punch eyes will follow shortly).
Card: Yoda is all Old Olive, his coat is Crumb Cake and light sabre is Gumball Green and Basic Grey.
Ink all the edges (including folds) in matching ink, it makes a massive difference to the overall look ;-)
Add dimensionals to the inside of his coat after folding the sleeves over
Adhere the cut down layer slightly higher so you can see the bottom edge of the bottom framelit, then add two dimesionals ready for the sleeves but do NOT stick down yet ;-)
Add Yoda's feet next by adding glue to the bottom of two of the flowers with their petals folded over (make sure you ink those folded edges), tuck under the edge of the top layer of framelit (see above too ;-))
To make Yoda's hands; again fold over two of the petals from your boho blossom add a drop of glue; this time at the top like so, and adhere to the underneath of the sleeves...
fold over to ensure they are positioned correctly before removing backing from dimensionals to adhere sleeves,
OK, time for the fiddly! I used tweezers to help with this bit and a glue pen to stick them together.
Punch two of the largest circles from the owl punch in Old Olive and again in White card. Cut a small section away from the centre of the olive circles, ink and adhere to the top and bottom of the white layer. Punch two of the very smallest circles in grey for the pupils and adhere between the lids.
Run the top part of the circle through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Folder to make the top of Yoda's head....
Adhere his ears (wings) and eyes, draw on his mouth (I used the Old Olive Marker)
add a few lines to the handle of the light sabre
and adhere to the Gumball Green section, I added a brad in green as I didn't have a red one (which might have been better?) Adhere with glue in his hands now.
OK, double up the dimensionals at the top ready for his head
and there he is finished!
and on his card again with a few silver glimmer stars to decorate :-)
Phew! I told you it was a long post!
If you managed to stick with it I would like to say thanks and I would also love to see if you make your own version of my Yoda, so please do share!
Thanks for stopping by today,
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