Saturday, May 5, 2018

Bam! Zap! Pow! Super Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Being a brand new month it is  time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Amy Ottmers.

Apparently today is "Free Comic Book Day", so our challenge this week is to make a "Super Hero" card/project.

My youngest daughter has been very into Super Heroes for years and I remember her going to the city on this day each year to visit the comic shops there to get free comic books. 

I have a number of "Super Hero" stamps/dies to select from and decided to use these cuties from C.C. Stamps ... I couldn't decide whether to use the boy or the girl ... so as you can see I used both! 

To create my card I started by die cutting the Cupcake Pop-up into a white card. Now when Karen Burniston released this die set last year I never thought I would use this as a generic pop-up die but I seem to reach for it all the time. It is perfect to have things pop up with a little height and each to disguise the cupcake. The two super heroes fit perfectly on the cupcake pop-up.

I used the galaxy sky technique for my background of my card using various colors of Distress Oxides. I then spritz the background with water from a Distress Sprayer and splattered watered down Copic Opaque White all over the background.

On the rectangle pop-up panel below the cupcake I added the City Skyline using black and gold cardstock.

The yellow & black "Bam! Zap! & Pow! die cuts are a set from Frantic Stamper. 

To finish off the inside of the card I added a birthday sentiment which I added using the label dies from Karen's Katherine Label Pop-up.

As the focus of this card is on the inside, I kept the front fairly simple. I repeated the galaxy sky background and then added the Zap! Bam! Pow! die cuts to my card. To fill in the gaps I added the star from Frantic Stampers Heroic Symbols die set to which I added a blue Nuvo drop in the centre of the three full symbols.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.



Stamps: Super Hero Henry; Super Hero Twila - C. C. Designs; Wet & Wild - Penny Black
Dies: Skyline Border; Solid Skyline Border - MFT Stamps; Pow, Zap, Bam; Heroic Symbols - Frantic Stamper
Other: Foam Tape;  Copic Opaque White; Copics