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Superman and the Lady

I hasten to add (to my title) that the Superman in question has nothing in common or inclination with the Lady. As you will see.

Superman (lookalike)


The man I made this card for is a comic hero fanatic. Which, now I come to think about it, sounds rather a worry. But I know him well. He is my son so he can't be anything to be concerned over. He just loves comics of the true form and he just happens to no longer be a lad.

A special edition of Making Cards Magazine came to my rescue. So, I suppose you could say, Superman himself in the form of this cut-out image, some striped paper, the Hero power splat and the sentiment, all collided onto my Promarkered card. And this year's birthday card was made.




The Lady (looks like she really is)


Avid readers of this blog will note other uses of this Kanban stamp (as seen here). This time out, I wanted to create elegance with the latter-day appeal of vintage. Without getting too distressed in the artistic sense of the word. The more original sense is currently true enough, thank you very much.



I stamped with some Creative Stamping Magazine stamps straight onto the card blank, rounded the corners, stamped the Lady onto cream card and Cuttlebugged her with a scalloped XCut die. A smaller diecut ensemble (posh now) made my sentiment. Some frippery embellishments and de-shanked vintage buttons completed my card for a very Special Friend.




I like making my own A5 card inserts. All I use is Microsoft Word (other desktop publishing packages are available). Look around for the right font to match your theme, era or desire. Add a suitable page border and all you will need to do is trim the A4 sheet a little and fold and glue and sit back to admire.

Note: my watermark was not on the original insert.