Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Captain America Birthday
This year I made a goal to send birthday cards to all of our family members. Grandparents, parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews. I'm happy to say that so far I'm still on track! A few of the cards have been a little late :-) but I don't think I've missed anyone yet. During a year this adds up to just over 40 people, or about 3 or 4 cards per month. Not really too much to ask a 'card maker' to do when it comes down to it!
I'm not necessarily sending a unique card to each person, but I am trying to get a good variety and at the very least not send the same card to two people in the same immediate family. :-) The hardest cards to design are the ones that are for the brothers and brother-in-laws. Fortunately this year my husband came up with a great idea! I showed him THIS card and asked what he thought. "Sure, but can you change the colors to make it look more like Captain America?" (He and his brothers are all huge comic book fans--even before the recent Hollywood revival.) So I asked him to show me a picture of what the Captain America shield looks like and created then the card as closely to that as possible. Hopefully the guys will notice and appreciate! :-)
The Pacific Point (blue) layer and the Whisper White circle are up on dimensionals. The larger Real Red circle is actually the card base showing through the 'window' on the Pacific Point layer. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with White embossing powder. I distressed the edges of the Pacific Point layer using my Cutter Kit.
Have a great day!
Stamps: All Holidays (discontinued)
Paper: Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Star Punch (random from my kids' collection), Big Shot, Circles #2 Die (for the white circle--2nd largest circle on the die), embossing buddy, heat tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Cutter Kit, dimensionals