Monday, 5 May 2014

Birthday sub

I needed a simple card for a little boy's fifth birthday and thought the Half Pint Heroes set would work perfectly as he's into sea life (through the Octonauts, obviously!) and it makes a nice change from all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stuff currently invading their house!

I stamped, coloured and cut out a  submarine, cutting out the porthole too - a really easy way to do this if you prefer scissors to a craft knife is to use your Crop-a-Dile or other hole punch to "nibble" out a good size chunk so it's easy to get the scissors in there. I stamped the sub again on the base layer, stamped the boy's face on there and used gel glue to raise the cut out sub for some dimension.

The fish have Glossy Accent bubbles which will probably never be noticed but I felt the need to add them anyway!

Stamps:
Half Pint Heroes by Waltzingmouse Stamps

Ink: Graphite Black Brilliance

Paper: smooth white, kraft, DCWV textured blue

Other:
Copic markers
Glossy Accents
Pinflair glue gel
Dry wall tape
Tracing wheel

Corner Chomper
 
Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Traceyr said...

Fantastic Joanne and the recipient will love it. Thanks for the tip using the Crop-o-dile.

Happy Bank Holiday. :)

Kath said...

Great card, Joanne. I bet he will love it.

Laura O'Donnell said...

so cute!

Lynn Hardy said...

I love your submarine card Joanne - Waltzingmouse stamps are just the best for cards like this!

gardenpinks said...

Fabulous little boy's card and love the extra bit of texture with the dry wall tape x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Joanne, love the image and I can just about see the bubbles coming from the fish! x

Hazel said...

Perfect for a boy, Joanne - love it. x