Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's A Bird...

Today simple and easy card features a die cut from the new licensed ProvoCraft Cricut cartridge 'Superman'.

For this card project, I chose a base cardstock from Die Cuts With A View (DCWV) 'Modern Loft' paper stack. As this was obviously going to be a masculine-inspired card, I thought the brick pattern was reminiscent of a background panel one might see in an actual comic strip. I used a Chai Tea stain to ink the edge of my cardstock, which was cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4" to form an A2 sized card. The corners were clipped using my Stampin' Up! tag corner punch.

The diecut was cut on my Cricut Expression at 4 1/2". I did shadow cut with Bazzill corduroy textured cardstock in Raven. For the layering pieces, I cut them out of Bazzill corduroy textured cardstock in Snow. The reason I cut the layering pieces out of white cardstock is that I wanted to use my Copic Sketch markers to "color" in the face and hair details. I think the handcoloring gives the diecut a bit more "pop" and comic book realism (than if I had just used corresponding colored cardstock). I used a blend of E00 (Skin White), E11 (Barely Beige), E13 (Light Suntan) and E15 (Dark Suntan) for the facial features and shading. I used B29 (Ultramarine) for the hair highlight. I also went back in with a Copic Atyou Spica Glitter pen in Sky Blue to add a little oomph to Superman's locks. (He is a SUPER hero after all, lol.) Finally, to achieve those come-hither baby blues, I used Clearsnap Smooch metallic ink in Azure for intensity and sparkle. (Am I the only one fanning myself!? Wait, don't answer that.) The sentiment stamp is from Unity Stamp Co. and seemed appropriate. It was stamped using Tsukineko Memento ink in Tuxedo Black.

'Superman' is a terrific addition to your Cricut cartridge library if you have men in your life--big or little. It's also a terrific resource for themed parties and decorations--as it includes three-dimensional character boxes, banners, party favors, Clark Kent spectacles, treat bags and much more. Of course, it features several variations on that fabulous Superman logo and a complete font set.

Now, I must be off. (I have to go figure out what size I need to cut my Clark Kent glasses at. Don't judge. Or at least, don't tell me.)

Trust me. I know.


scrapguy said...

I have not gotten into the markers yet--such an investment! But tempted! I really like the blue sparkle in the hair--it does give a nice pop. The eyes are super intense! great job-

Bobbi said...

I love that look. I never thought about coloring a die cut so you just gave me a whole new venue to try. TFS

Gaz, Caz n Lucy in NZ said...

love this esp the blue sparkle in the hair, TFS

Kristie said...

Very cool! What a great cart that must be, have never seen it before! At Christmas time my great nephew (almost 4 yo) wore huge glasses for most of the party and insisted that he was Clark Kent, when I noticed he no longer was wearing them and commented that Xavier was finally here, he looked at me as serious as anything and said "NO! I'm Superman!" like I should have known.
Bet this would be a great cart for some pages of him.

Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Wow... I love the card and I never thought of coloring my cricut die cuts either! Thanks for the tip.. you did a GREAT job and...whoa! love the blue eyes too by the way!