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

Anxiously Awaiting Artbooking

CTMH has done it again (woo-hoo!!) and is releasing another great Cricut Cartridge Collection, Artbooking.

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CTMH Cricut Collections include: Artiste, Art Philosophy, and now Artbooking (available starting August 1!!) . Each cartridge contains 700 images, comes with three coordinating stamp sets, and three chipboard dimensional element sheets.

As your flipping through your Idea Book, whether it be online or in your hands, check out the stamp set images that are outlined in red.  If they have an outline they coordinate with a Cricut Cartridge.

Such as this….

What makes this even better is when you get the stamp set it is written on the carrier sheet which cartridge you need to cut the image, what size you need to cut, and the page number that the image can be found in the Cricut handbook. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO GUESS WORK!

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I love the simplicity and detail of cutting the image with my Cricut. After it’s cut I just having to stamp the coordinating stamp and adhere it to my card. This makes cardmaking and scrapbooking SO much quicker!!!! Which is great for me because I usually wait until the day of the birthday party, baby shower, wedding, graduation party, etc to make my cards!!  (….and let’s face it, the Cricut can cut much more accurately than I ever could cut by hand!!!)

Here is a look into what is on the new CTMH Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking.

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Remember AUGUST 1 is the day to order your cartridge!