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Kids' birthday cards are always a challenge for me for some reason but when Claire at Waltzingmouse stamps brought out this stamp and die combo I thought it would be perfect for the plethora of boys I seem to have to make for!
I usually resist dies that match a particular stamp (I'm happy with a pair of scissors!) but this word just looked like too much fun to pass up and I caved in - it would be difficult to cut by hand, I think.
This kind of card also represents one of those rare occasions where the font Comic Sans is actually appropriate! I printed off the sentiment, cut it into individual words and outlined the boxes for that comic book feel.
The die cut is raised on some gel glue to give the whole thing a bit of dimension. I coloured with Copics and then gave it the Wink of Stella clear pen treatment for a bit of razzle dazzle without being too girly. That's a bit difficult to capture on camera but the detail shot might give an impression of it if you click through to make it bigger.
Stamps: Kaboom by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black by Tsukeniko Distress Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade by Ranger
Other: Kaboom die by Waltzingmouse Stamps Copic markers Printed sentiment Corner Chomper Black fineline marker White Posca paint pen Clear Wink of Stella pen Pinflair Glue Gel Corner Chomper