28 October 2017

Captain America

Hello there, this is one of my scheduled posts while I am taking some time off. It was my nephew's birthday this week, he is a big fan of super heroes, so I decided to theme his card around Captain America's shield.
I started off by cutting lots of circles for the shield using the Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies. I wanted to inlay the design so I first cut a large circle from red cardstock. I then cut this using a smaller circle die to create a frame. I die cut a white circle which would fit inside and repeated the steps to create a frame and then another red circle frame inside. The middle piece is a blue circle which I cut a Nestabilities star from. I then cut the star from white so that I could inlay them together. I went around the edges of the shapes with Distress Ink and an ink blending tool to create a bit of depth. It doesn't look like much in the photos but it does make a difference in real-life!
I took the seven number from the PTI Block Alphabet Numbers Die Collection and cut this five times from black cardstock. I took a white 5.5" x 5.5" square card base and adhered the shield pieces to it using tape runner. I then added the seven on to the star using liquid glue. I took the sentiment from the YNS Tag Banner Sentiments set and stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. I then took the letters for my nephew's name from the Doodlebug Teensy Type Stickers set, added foam tape on to the back and added these to the card also.
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It was a lot of fun creating this card. I really like trying to tailor the cards I make for my niece and nephews to their interests. Last year I made my nephew a Lego card, so I am hoping he will like this Captain America one! Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you are well and have a fabulous rest of the day!


  1. Such a fun and personal birthday card for your nephew!

  2. What a cool idea for a card Michelle! Such a great card for a boy, all the elements are just right down to the font on the stickers, it all gels so well. I am sure Jake will enjoy receiving this card for his birthday, Lisa x

  3. Love it! So simple and yet even before I read the title I knew it was Captain America's shield. Isn't it clever what you can do with dies and imagination? Bet he loves it. xx

  4. Love this card!! Such a simple fantastic idea!


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