Friday, March 09, 2007

Super Duper Dare

It's Daring Cardmakers' Friday again and it's been quite a tough challenge this time, I think - all Jo's fault:

he·ro (hîr'ō) n., pl. -roes
1.A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose;
2.A person noted for special achievement in a particular field

su·per·he·ro (sū'pər-hîr'ō) n., pl. -roes.
A figure, especially in a comic strip or cartoon, endowed with superhuman powers and usually portrayed as fighting evil or crime.

Hi all, Jo here to dare you this week :) and I would like to challenge you to make a hero themed card. It could be a card for the Hero in your life or a Superhero themed card....

I found this really quite tricky,
I really wanted to do do a "Super Heroes of Rock" card but couldn't figure out how to do it, so while I mulled that over I decided to echo the card I made for Hubby's birthday a couple of weeks ago, but with Father's Day in mind.
The rosette is made from pieces of gold card, mulberry paper and a mulberry paper flower, lots of ribbons and a button, it's mounted on red pearlescent card, then blue glossy card and finally onto a large white card blank trimmed with shiny gold edging strips.
I was always a Daddy's Girl, so of course he was my SuperHero. Now sadly, I don't have him around anymore to make a special card for, so what I'd like to do is offer this card as "Blog candy". If you'd like to be in with a chance to have this card to give to your own Super Hero Dad on Father's Day, leave a message with the words "Super Dad" in it and you might be lucky. I know lots of people are cardmakers themselves and won't be interested, but hopefully someone who comes across my blog would like to give this card a good home. It was made with love.

Eventually I came up with a workable idea for my Rock Legends card. I made the background paper using my "Greeting Card Factory" program by adding loads of groups and Rock Gods past and present in lots of different fonts then printing it off. I cut a circle and mounted this on a CD sized peice of holographic silver card - normally not my first choice but it works well for getting the look of a real CD, I think. I inked the white card to get a faded black denim sort of look, added the messages on mini "CDs", the guitar is an Ellison Thin Cuts die, cut in black glitter card, with extra bits of white and silver card - it's a fiddly little beast to make, but great for all those guitar-loving kids among my friends and family. This one is for nephew Andrew, who'll be 13 in May and it's a good feeling to have 1 of the SIX family birthday cards I need for that month all ready to go!

There are some fantastic cards on our blog this week so please go and check them out - we're really excited as we have our very first Guest Designer joining us for a couple of weeks - so if you're sick of the sight of the usual team go and check out the cards made by the wonderful Lynne - our very special Guest Designer.


Lythan said...

These cards are just great Kathy! I love the grunge effect on the Rock card and those rosettes are such a good idea for men's cards

Allison said...

This is super...there is so much to look at each card! What fun!

Rachel said...

truely fab cards Kathy, and what a lovely thing to do as offer the card as candy. Have a great weekend xxx

Paula said...

Fab fun designs & yes, it was a tricky subject.
Hopefully someone will have a wonderful father to send your gorgeous creation to.

NickyNoo said...

Wow Kathy, great cards - there's so much detail on each, I had to go back for a second look! I love the Rock one, the denim-effect background is ace!

Janine said...

love the cards, very cool! I am sure there are loads of people who would want your card made for a dad. That's such a lovely thing to do. Your nephew will love that card, it's fit for a teenager. :-)

Scrapbook WithVanilla said...

Kathy, you are just FULL of talent!! Gorgeous! Michelle