Saturday, 17 June 2017

Happy Birthday Love

As soon as I saw the March My Monthly Hero card kit add ons, I knew I had to have the Welcome Home set. Whilst the kit you have to order from the USA (if you are interested, Michelle has some information about purchasing them as an international customer), Seven Hills Crafts gets the add ons in as soon as they can. 

I had this very card in mind as soon as I saw it specifically for my husband's birthday which is today. 

This card took a LOT of masking, but since I love masking, it wasn't a problem for me. I started by taking a piece of Make It Colour! Copic friendly card stock and some Memento Tuxedo Black and after a lot of working out how I would mask and place each element, I stamped the animals in place. I had to rub off some of the ink on the squirrel around his bottom and tail so that it would look like he was sitting on the chair.

I then masked the animals and stamped a chair on top and got colouring with my Copics. I really should start writing down the colours I've used because I rather like how the squirrel came out!

I then took a stencil that my friend Tina sent me and masked off the chair and animals and blended some spun sugar distress ink on top to make it look like wall paper behind. I then die cut it out with a stitched rectangle die - I'd like to say it's not centred on purpose, but it's not, just my bad die cutting..... I popped up the panel on a dark grey card base.

I added the little speech bubbles using a fun little die my friend Dawn gave me for my birthday last year and added in the words myself. Both me and my husband have always been Star Wars fans, but recently rekindled our love of it by watching Star Wars Rebels, the newest element in the franchise, on DVD and YouTube, as well as revisiting some books my sister bought me 23 years ago. The quote is what Leia (me, as the sewing mouse) tells Han (husband as the paper reading squirrel), and what he replies, as he's being encased in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back. If you love it, you love it ;)

Here is a list of the supplies used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products. If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps in a small way to support the running of my blog and is very much appreciated, thank you! 

So now that I've got my inner nerd out, thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend :)


Aileen Ryan said...

Well I love it, yeah I know..... So cute and dont perfectly. I dont go in for the kits, tried the Simon Says a couple of times and it sits there waiting to be used hmmmmm then Hero Art started and I thought no not going there. Then I saw that Safari or Africa one and so wanted it but bang it was gone so quick the swinging doors hit me in the butt as I walked through.. Did you see it.. What a set and tslk about value for money. Just dont look ok

Now back to your card, those armchairs are going to be so good, can see the viking family sitting around the lounge on them!!

Cara said...

This is such a perfect geek make! Fabulous x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Colouring skills to die for Ruth!! Fabulous! Such a lovely card! I love the softly sponged background and those sentiments are such fun! I hope you're having a lovely Sunday! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Lisa Tilson said...

What a lovely story behind this card! I love how you tailored it to fit your life with Mat - so cute with the little speech bubbles! The quotes were lost on me as I just don't get Star Wars but there we go, we are all different, and that is what makes the world go round. Really love the colouring, the chairs look like suede! I don't write my colours down either haha! We really should... xx

Michelle Short said...

This is amazing! I love it so much! xx

Karen D. said...

super sweet card.
xx Karen

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