Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Star Wars Card Designs
I admit I've struggled when it comes to ideas for my Dad because in my head the only thing that I could do would be a football themed card, but then when I thought about it, I realised that there were lots of options, he was a Teddy boy so rock and roll themed would be good, plus he loved keeping tropical fish and still likes them even though he doesn't keep them. I had an idea a few months back when I used a Hero Arts stamp and die set called 'Color Layering Goldfish' to make an easel shaker card, so I can do a variation on that theme and I have another stamp and die set which contains more tropical style fishes.
I made this BB-8 and R2D2 card for him for Father's Day off the cats, okay some of you may roll your eyes at that but it was an excuse to do some more crafting lol! I found the images on the internet and printed a few of each off to layer them. The Moon rock background was created using a Crafters Companion Textures Elements embossing folder called 'Rain'. I inked up the folder with Memento London Fog ink and embossed a piece of light grey card. Worked like a charm, the sentiment was computer generated using a Star Wars font. I created an easel card with black card and silver mirror card mats.
I decided that all the cards should be easel cards to give me a larger area to work with. The first card I created was for the my youngest nephew the spelling was deliberate, Zach finds farts funny at the minute and he thought the card was most appropriate for his "trumpy bum Daddy" lol!
I used the same embossing folder and technique to create the back panels and the images were found on the internet and printed off then attached to the card with 3D foam pads. I added 5 die cut silver stars which I topped with the same adhesive star shaped gems that I used on the top panel. I stamped the moon using the Altenew 'To the Moon' set and the sentiment was again computer generated.
I used another Crafters Companion Textures Elements embossing folder this time the 'Lightening' pattern and I went over the embossed area with a 'Clear' Spectrum Sparkle Pen to give the embossing some depth.
Again the image was found on the internet and I printed it off several times and 3D layered it so that Yoda popped off the front of the card. I used a piece of green card to make the easel and then used gold mirror card for the mats and to mat the computer generated sentiment which I mounted in some 3D foam pads. I have to say the photos make the cards look a little flat but they really did pop.
I found the cartoon strip style images on the internet and found them amusing Darth Vader daddy teaching his daughter to clean her teeth, drive a space ship and finally admonish his daughter for wearing a dress he thinks is to revealing lol! My niece loved it as did my brother, I matted all the images and the cog panels on to silver mirror card and attached everything with 3D foam pads. Again the sentiment was computer generated and matted in the same way.