I was hunting through some pre-colored images for another card when I came across a digi stamp that I'd colored when I first started using Copics. The idea for my card came immediately to mind and it was fairly smooth sailing from that point.
My youngest son turned 13 yesterday and he loves gaming, so as soon as I saw this image from Mo Manning, I had to buy it. This card was given to William by his older brother, Matthew.
As I said earlier, I colored this in my early Copic-coloring days so it's not that good, but it'll do.
I cut a square opening in my white card base then I partially die cut the image using the same square die. I only die-cut the bottom and fussy-cut the rest to add some interest. I accidentally cut off a tiny tuft of hair sticking up from the top of his head but it's not noticeable, I hope! I glued the bottom of the image to the card base using mono multi glue then adhered some patterned paper behind the aperture with foam tape.
In lieu of the twine on the sketch, I used an edger die that I cut using black cardstock. No embellishments or frills on this card. My poor son already got a birthday card from his ageing grandmother that was in lovely girly pinks and purples with flowers, so I don't think he really wants another card with girly stuff on it! He did me proud and accepted the girly card without a negative comment and said thanks and hugged his grandma, so all is good. We had a bit of a laugh afterwards, though :)
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Stamps: Video Boy digi stamp (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Cardstock: White, X-Press It, Black, Just Add Cake patterned paper (SU)
Accessories: Greetings Top Word Edgers (Impression Obsession), Copics