Saturday, November 8, 2014

Robot Birthday Card for Guys

Today, I have a robot birthday card for guys to show you! I used "Robot with Balloon" from High Hopes Stamps and I'm entering it in their Button Up challenge #243. Previously, I coloured the robot with Crayola watercolour markers (see the Crayola watercolour version in my past post). This time, I used Tombow dual tip watercolour markers.

I only have a very pale, barely there grey and black, so I used the black very sparingly and lots of water. I think it turned out nice and crisp!

I used a Darice embossing folder on the top to emboss the gears into Bazzill Tungsten metallic grey cardstock. I added some Stampin' Up! gumball green ribbon to hide the paper seam. I like the smaller polka dot paper with this one. It reminds me of those tests where you had to circle the dot for the answer and the cards got fed into a machine for reading.

I'm telling you, though, red is hard to work with. Whether it's watercolour or alcohol markers, red is my nemesis. I had to do so much fixing when the red bled into my robot's body! I do like how the balloon turned out on this one, though. I finally got the "fade to white" look to work!

Robots definitely make "boy cards" a whole lot easier to make!  There are plenty of fabulous robot stamps on the market, but I particularly like this one. It reminds me a little of the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. Don't you think?


  1. Awesome card! I love your colouring and choice of colours!

  2. Oooh great male card Lisa, your colouring is fab! Thanks for playing along with us at High Hopes :)


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