Super Hero Birthday Card

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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.

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About papercraftnut

I am a working mom of two great kids and married to a wonderful man who is very supportive of my paper crafting addiction! I discovered paper crafts while organizing birthday parties for my kids. It was so fun to make the invitations, decorations and loot bags. The fun hasn't stopped and now I LOVE anything paper!

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