Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Game On!

This card was made for my favorite gamer using the new Level Up clear stamps and coordinating Game Controller die sets from My Favorite Things (MFT).  As soon as I saw this set, I knew I had to have it and that it would get lots of use :-).

To start off, I die cut the large controller out of black fun foam and then black cardstock.  The fun foam serves a dual purpose of both adding dimension as well as supplying my shadow.  The individual controller buttons were die cut from various pieces of scraps and adhered onto the front.

The sentiment was heat set using Hero Arts White embossing powder and then die cut using the MFT Fishtail Flags Stax.  The dots on the fishtail were added using a Paper Smooches die (Dots and Dashes) and the circle was die cut using a Little B die (Nesting Circles) to mimic the dots on the fish tale.  A Spellbinders M-Bossabilities embossing folder (Garden Lattice) gave the black card base some visual interest.

For the inside of the card, I used the smaller game controller and die cut it in white fun foam and white cardstock.  Scraps were also used to create the knobs and buttons on this controller as well.  Again, the fun foam adds dimension as well as a shadow for this smaller die cut.

The sentiment, which was stamped onto a Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five die cut, was heat set with Sparkle N Sprinkle Black Detail embossing power.

Coincidentally, my design replicates the MFT Sketch challenge this week, so I am entering it in the MFT Sketch Challenge.  I'm also entering the Cut It Up Challenge (embossing, die cut).


Lori Kobular said...

What a great card! I love everything about it, the embossing, the dies and the sentiment, just perfect for any "gamer"!!

jimlynn said...

Fantastic!!!! This is wonderful for anyone that loves to play games. Perfect!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card for a games lover.
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is so fun, Anne!! I love the game controller!! The inside is just as fabulous as the outside!! What an awesome card!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Tammy said...

Amazing! Great card for a games fan! Love the yellow and red, very bright and cheerful!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great card for a gamer Anne I love it
Kevin xx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

First of all, VERY cool name for your blog!

I love all the bright colors on your project. They really pop against the black!

Thank you for joining us for our National Braille Literacy challenge at Cut it Up!


Shona Erlenborn said...

Awesome card Anne. Love the foam idea for added dimension - very realistic. Love the inside too.

Lena's Creations said...

Epic card, Anne :-) Love the idea of using the fun foam for more dimension. Thank you for this great idea! Perfect card for any gamer!
Lena’s Creations

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my...I soo need that set!!! I have lots of Grands who would love a card like this!!! Such a genius idea to use the fun foam and I love all the bright, bold colors!!!!

Donna Ellis said...

how cute, Anne! I've never seen this set before, and the bright colors look fantastic with it!

Susan R. Opel said...

This is pretty much crazy RAD, Anne!

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

NanaConnie said...

Love the simplicity of both cards, Anne. That embossing on the black CS is perfect!

June Houck said...

Anne, this card is delightful! I am so glad you joined in our embossing-die cut challenge at Cut It Up :)