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Monday, 12 September 2011

Alien Adventure

Having been working on cards for men this weekend, I thought I would make a card for a younger member of the male gender. This card is for a friend of my son who will soon be 7. It is made with the Stamp Fairy challenge in mind, which, this fortnight, is based on one of their sketches.

The card base is 8x8, so it is actually made from two card sheets joined together with the seam inside disguised by the insert. The central base panel is iridescent paper from Kanban. It is hard to photograph, so the colours don't look as though they go together - but trust me, they do! It is green with a sheen of purple in the right light. I embossed around the outside of this layer and infilled the area with purple Promarker and Sakura gelly roll pens. It doesn't look like it in the photo, but it makes the central panel really stand out against the white border. The scalloped circle was hand-cut with a pair of fancy scissors borrowed from my 5 year old daughter's craft cupboard! Most of the papers are Cosmo Cricket, with a little Papermania thrown in for good measure! The cute alien stamp is, of course, from Stamp Fairy, coloured with Promarkers and Flex Markers with a little doodling using a Letraset 0.5mm drawing pen. The sentiment was stamped onto white card which I inked up to tone in with the alien background layer. The three circles at the top left were cut from a 6x6 paper sheet, accented with Sakura gelly roll and glaze pens then layered up with foam dots. I love the circular foam dots (from The Range) as they are easy to peel and the 'left over' sticky foam is great for giving dimension to larger areas. They are great value too at just 99p per pack. I added lots of doodle detail all over the card and also used very thin strips of paper along my main stripes just for extra dimension and detail without cluttering the overall look of the project.


Gerda said...

Wow, this card turned out adorable. I love all the colors and the bright papers.

Thanks for playing with us at Stampfairy this week.

Hugs, Gerda

Annette said...

That is a great idea to make a larger card and hide the seam. Love the bright colours you've used. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Stampfairy this week.

PS - I have blog candy if you're interested in entering.

Chris (catt871) said...

This is so cute!! What little boy wouldn't love this! I like how you joined the papers...neat idea!!! Very bright & cheerful!!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy!!

Sharon Basel said...

Wow! This is absolutely fabulous. That irridescent paper is gorgeous and so perfect combined with the other fun DP you used. I love how you did all the doodling around the image, the main panel and the circle. And your coloring is total perfection too. Such a wonderful, fun card! Thanks for sharing this fab creation with us at StampFairy!

Carissa said...

Super fun card. Thanks for joining us on the StampFairy challenge.

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