Superhero

My little guy is going through a Batman phase (as many little boys do), and he was beyond excited when he saw a  BIG bag of Batman toys sitting in the backseat of the car that one of my coworker’s son had given to him.  I told Aidan (my son) that we needed to send this little boy a thank you card for being so generous and giving him these great toys.

There are plenty of flowers and bling out there for girl themed cards, but it’s not always easy trying to make a card that is themed for a boy. I wanted it to be fun and something that he might actually think is “cool” ( I know I’m getting my hopes up trying to get a 7 year old boy excited over a thank you card, but I thought I would give it a shot!! haha!)

I have a retired stamp set (Super Powers) from CTMH that isn’t Batman themed but it does resemble Superman, so I thought I would try sticking with a superhero theme for the thank you card. I came across a sketch over the weekend that worked perfectly for what I had in mind.

Here is the card that I came up with…

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I stamped the superhero image twice, colored both images with Watercolor Pencils, and used a blending pen to help the colors have more continuity. I then used pop dots to give the image some dimension. Using Liquid Glass I went back over the shadowed areas of the stamp to give it more of an epoxy look.

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I used a similar technique with the lightening bolt stamp. I stamped the image twice in Versamark, used red embossing powder, and heat embossed the image. I then double layered the lightening bolt with pop dots to give it more dimension also.

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The white cardstock that the superhero image is adhered to looked a little too white so I used a background stamp (Universal Background) on the paper to make it look a little more muted.

Using the Keyboard Uppercase Stamp Set I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card. I love this stamp set! It’s like having a permanent collection of alphabet stickers in any color!!

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(I love Aidan’s signature in this card! 5 year old handwriting is just TOO CUTE!)

I know if anything my friend’s little boy will enjoy getting a piece of mail!! (who doesn’t enjoy getting a card in the mail?!?)

-Kelly

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