Monday, May 20, 2013

Robot Birthday Card for a Boy

I am approaching my first class of the year now that Canadian tax season is behind us!  The actual very first class of the year was with a guest teacher, so this one will be the first of the year that I myself am leading for my creative crew.

This class we will make: one holiday card to get our stash started, one masculine card, and one girly card.  My crew is always on the look out for ways to use up scraps.  One way to use up scraps is to save them for die cuts, which we will be using in our class.  Another way is to create ribbon-like strips.

Here is the masculine card we will be making where I used this scrap-centric technique.  I made this card for my youngest nephew's birthday, but it would work for any guy.
I especially like the "geek speak" stamp for the kids.  I'd probably use something else for an older man.  The stamp set is called "Bunch of Bots" by My Favorite Things.  I recently bought these patterned papers in a Die Cuts with a View stack.  I made some birthday cards with them and ended up with some strips.  So, I used the strips on this card.  Even the mat behind the robot and the white card the robot is stamped on is from the scraps!
I stamped the robot and embossed it with black embossing power.  I coloured it with my Copic marker, trying very hard not to touch the embossing.  The marker did drag the powder.  Maybe I'll try it with my Crayola watercolour markers instead next time.

Do you have tips for using up your scraps?

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