Why is it when I have 364 days a year prepare for my boy’s birthday cards, I always seem to be making the card at 11pm the night before?
I’ve always liked to work under a little pressure but I really have to be a little better prepared next time. I’m SO tired… it’s going to be a 4 cup of coffee day today that’s for sure!!
So here’s the card keeping me up late. A Minecraft Creeper breaking through a wall. Apparently they do that, who knew right?
Look Minecraft is not exactly my thing, that’s not to say my 3 boys haven’t talked for hours and hours and hours to me all about it. I should be an expert. I’ve also had to listen to a lot of instructional Youtube videos about the subject matter by some guy called Stampy. If you can relate to any of this in anyway .. you might just be a Minecraft fan or at least know someone who is.
I was looking at images on the internet of Minecraft Creepers and I noticed that breaking through walls was a common thread. Stampin’ Up! have a great Brick Wall Embossing folder and I figured this would be perfect for the job.
I’ve used Whisper White card stock cut to the size of the embossing folder and run through the Big Shot to create the wall. Taking my Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips I’ve cut out a number of ‘bricks’ in the middle for the Creeper to peek out of.
To create the 3d brick effect, I’ve just taken a piece of Basic Grey card stock and put it behind the Whisper White brick wall card front. I’ve then hand drawn the inside view of the bricks with a pencil on the Basic Grey (using a bit of basic perspective drawing). Once drawn and cut out, I’ve adhered the Basic Grey card stock to the back of the Whisper White card stock.
Use your Basic Grey Stampin’ Write Marker to add some corners and blend to enhance the 3d effect. Cucumber Crush is one of the 2015/16 Stampin’ Up! Incolors and it’s perfect Creeper colour. I’ve fussy cut the Creepers black eyes and a few Basic Grey cubes on the body for effect. Then sponged lightly around him to give him the lurking in shadow feel.
I’ve adhered my Creeper direct to the Basic Black card base and then used Dimensional to fix the wall to the card. Again this adds to the 3d effect.
I do hope you like my Creeper Birthday Card. A bit of fussy cutting but otherwise it’s not a super hard card to make.
Call to action… leave a comment Peeps:
1. Do you know about the Minecraft game?
2. Can you think of any other uses for this wall embossing folder?
3. Do you stay up late crafting last minute or are you more organised?
Leave me a comment my friend… and I’ll write you back. 🙂