Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hope you have a SUPER birthday!

We went to a SUPER fun birthday party yesterday at Bullwinkles. This was Gabe's first Kindergarten school birthday party, and he had a blast playing mini golf, laser tag, and bring silly with his friends.

I put together this card Friday night at my club meeting using the Superhero papers and the coordinating Super Powers stamp set.  I used the sketch from Mojo Monday, which is a square or round challenge this week, so this card is 6x6. Instead of flowers like the sketch indicated, I used the star images from the coordinating Superhero rub-ons.  I embossed lines at 1/4 inch apart across the Black CS band, then trimmed it with my big fat heavy Pinking shears.

Other embellishments include ribbon and buttons from the Pacifica Assortment and Pearl Opaques that I colored with  a red sharpie to match my papers.

I colored my super hero image using a waterbrush and alcohol to make my own alcohol inks! I just put some 91% alcohol into a little craft jar and dipped my pen tip into the alcohol, then picked up a little ink from the lid of my coordinating ink pads. This allowed me more freedom with blending the colors and shading the ink.

I used "A Typeset" and my favorite Polka Dot Alphabet to make the sentiment (and the "G" logo on the superhero). I stamped the SUPER letters in Pacifica, then used my Cranberry marker to fill in the dots. Then I finished off the letters by outlining them with a .02 fine tipped marker pen and fussy cutting. That frame is another of the Superhero rub-ons that I applied to the Red pop art print form the paper packet and cut out.

I decorated the inside with more Superhero papers and a big blank panel, which my little guy filled in with a handdrawn sentiment and a picture of himself and the birthday boy playing ninjas. We added one more grouping of rub-ons to the back where I gave Gabe credit for the creation, since he was delivering the card to his friend.

I love having a sketch to start from - the whole card, including the coloring took about 20 minutes to whip up! Go check out the Mojo Monday sketch blog and play along too!

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