Skull And Cross Buns | Shaped Superhero Card | Video

Compensated post – see disclaimer at the end.

This pair of shaped cards were entirely inspired by the sentiment from Skull and Cross Buns’ Crafting Is My Superpower stamp set. I decided that if crafting is a superpower, why not make super hero inspired shaped cards! Female super hero outfits often seem to be ridiculously skimpy, so I played up to that with these designs.

I began by ink blending. I used Tea Dye Distress ink with the leopard print stencil for the first card, and Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxides with the mermaid stencil for an ombre design on my second card. I sprayed homemade shimmer spray on the mermaid card for added interest.

Next I created a template with some scrap paper, then used the template to help me with cutting out the card bases using my a scissors. Later I did some partial die cutting with circle dies to neaten some of the edges and also add stitching detail.

After cutting out both of my card bases I ink blended some shadowing under the bust of each outfit to give the look of some dimension.

When I was happy with how the outfits looked I stamped the sentiment onto them using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then used a star die from the Kat Scrappiness Crafters Essentials I Dies to create a final embellishment for each card. I used blue glitter card for the mermaid scale design, and black glitter card for the leopard design.

I don’t often make shaped cards so I really enjoyed creating these, especially with the added challenge of working out the template and shape for them. They might not be the most accurate as outfits go, but it’s obvious what they are supposed to be, and I think that’s the main thing!


Lady Joyful

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*The stamps used on these cards were sent to me free of charge to use as part of my Design Team obligations.*
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Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark

Crafty Gals Corner – For The Ladies

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – I is for Inks

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – Anything Feminine Goes

24 thoughts on “Skull And Cross Buns | Shaped Superhero Card | Video

  1. Charlotte, I love your “Wonder Woman” themed cards! Creative, fun and interesting. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen – DT

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  2. Fun idea for a card! Love the backgrounds. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  3. Absolutely fabulous ! What a great idea and such a wonderful realisation. Love your outfits, both of them. Very creative and you definitely made your mark. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM. x

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