Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog. This is my very first post and I’m trying desperately to figure it all out so please have patience.
Last weekend my son had a birthday party to go to and I decided to make a birthday card with my Close To My Heart (CTMH) Super Powers stamp set and Superhero paper pack. Such a cute set for boy projects. I came up with a step card which I have been wanting to try and here is what came out…
First I cut the step card shape out from the comic strip patterned paper CS and scored and folded it to make the appropriate steps. I found the template and instructions for the step card on Photobucket.
Next I stamped the city skyline onto Moonstruck CS with Outdoor Denim ink and cut it out. I pasted it onto the front of the card and added a strip of preprinted star border onto the bottom to make it look a bit more finished.
The super hero was stamped and coloured with Copic markers. My colouring skills are pretty limited so I tried to keep it simple – blue and yellow for the suit, skin colour for the face and hands and brown for the hair. I popped him up with dimmensionals onto a star background that I cut out with my CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. He was stuck onto the second step of the card along with a bit more city skyline.
The sentiment shape was also cut out with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I had to use the masking technique to stamp the sentiment and then I added some sparkle to SUPER with a blue glitter gel pen. The rocket ship was stamped onto patterned paper and cut out by hand. This is my favourite part of the card. I love how the stripes look! The background is just 3 layers of cardstock (Cranberry, Sky and patterned paper). I popped up the rocket and sentiment on the background using dimmensionals then added some bling for interest (gotta have bling even on a boys card). I glued the background onto the back step of the card and Voila! a cute boy birthday card.