Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Gamer Birthday

Hi and welcome!  Today is ANZAC Day here in New Zealand, which means a Public Holiday, which means some more time to stamp 😃  In all seriousness, though, ANZAC Day is much more than that. Wikipedia puts it best:

Anzac Day /ˈænzæk/ is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served".

I made this card using the CAS theme at Always Fun Challenges and the graffiti theme at Inkspirational.  I did think I was using the sketch at Paper Players, until I started writing this post and realised I forgot the strips at the side, so I'm not going to link up there, but do want to give them credit.

This wasn't the direction I was planning on going with the graffiti theme.  I was going to use another set and create a more realistic graffiti wall, but I came across this stamp set and decided it would be great for my youngest's upcoming 15th birthday, as he is an avid gamer.

I chose a number of sentiments from the Level Up set, cutting them up where necessary, and stamped the background using Fog ink.  I then die-cut with a stitched rectangle die and set it aside while I worked on the rest of the elements.  The game controller was die-cut from various SSS cardstocks and assembled and the sentiment was white embossed onto Audrey Blue cardstock and then die-cut.  

To assemble the card, I took a stitched vellum paper rectangle and adhered the controller and sentiment onto that using foam tape.  I then added liquid glue to the vellum piece and glued that to the stamped panel.  I finished with some Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Level Up (MFT)
Ink:  Fog (SSS), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, Audrey Blue, Schoolhouse Red, Cotton Candy, Green Apple, Slate (SSS), Vellum Paper
Dies:  Game Controller (MFT), Stitched Rectangle Mats (Lil' Inkers)
Accessories:  Nuvo Drops



Cathy said...

This is fantastic Karren, bet your son loves it, I know mine would and he's 25!!! Cathy x

Karen D. said...

awesome card Karren...such a fun card for a guy who is into gaming. I have one at my house.
xx Karen

Waleska said...

Awesome card! great for a gamer! Love all the elements on your card! thanks for playing along with us at Always Fun Challenges!
DT Waleska

Team Clark said...

This is so cool! He will love it. Hugs, Autumn

Nonni said...

This is so fantastic, Karren! I love the muted colors in your bg and the pops of bright color in your game controller and enamel dots. Your son will love this! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Ink.

Lyn said...

Awesome card, I love this gmae controller that would also make the perfect card for my son who has just splashed out and bought a new PStation.....Oh the days of lots of disposible income

Ruth said...

It's brilliant! I really love the background. R xx

Misty Elam said...

Wow! This is really cool!! My son would LOVE this. I'm going to have to show him after school. I love the pop of blue with the Audrey Blue cardstock. Very nice. Thanks for participating this week at Always Fun Challenges. What a great entry!!

Cara said...

Great card, perfect for a man of any age! Cara x

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome birthday card for a teen boy, Karren! I love how you stamped the background and the game controller is so cool! Great job combining challenges :)