Monday, 2 April 2018

…it’s about what you believe

Sharing a birthday card I made for a friend who is a huge Wonder Woman fan featuring Superbella from Stamping Bella.

I have a terrible habit of not connecting birthdays with dates and this was one of those occasions, if you asked me I’d have been able to tell you the date of my friend’s birthday (1 April) but even if you asked me yesterday I’d probably have not realised it was the day.  That’s why I have reminders in my phone set for the morning.  Luckily I had no grand plans yesterday so when the reminder went off I set about making a card.  I always start by checking out challenges to help with designing my card and luckily Sweet Stampin’ is running a bingo challenge and the right column reminded me I had bought a stamp for this occasion.

Do you ever do that?  Buy a stamp or digi or embellie or paper because you know they would be perfect for someone only to forget by the time you need to make the card?  I do it all the time! Luckily not this time as the combination of stars, stripes and grey made me think of Wonder Woman and reminded me that I had bought the Stamping Bella stamp.  My craft room is a disaster area at the moment so she took some finding but I did and so she made it onto this card.  I did do some creative colouring, using the no lines method, so I could make her into the movie rather than TV series version.

Over at the C.R.A.F.T.challenge they want to see non-square or rectangular cards, which made me decide to put Superbella on a Wonder Woman shield.  I made my shield with a range of circular dies and created a 3D effect by shaping the edges of the layers and popping them up on 3D Zots.  Gotta love the Make it Crafty chippies and I had the perfect stars from them I turned silver with some embossing powder to add to the shield, and, yep, I am that pedantic that I counted the stars on a pic of the shield from the movie and matched the number on mine!  Finally, I swapped out the W symbol in the centre for a birthday suitable sentiment, a stamp from Close To My Heart a crafty friend sent me for my birthday.  I hand drew the wings on the side and embossed both in silver.

Wonder Woman may not have wings or pixie ears but she is an Amazon and therefore a mythical being, Greek mythology that is.  So I am also entering my card in the current challenge at Inkspirational.

I am pretty happy with how this card turned out.  And to prove why I love to papercraft above all others, here’s a pic of my very sad looking Wonder Woman shield chocolate freckles I made my friend.  Freckles being her favourite chocolates, hopefully she will forgive the wonky shield decorations!

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E23, E27
Hair E43, E44, E47, E49
Outfit BV04, BV13, BV25, BV29, R37, R39, RV99, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous Embossing Powder ~ Detail Silver
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ LF-114 Grand Circles & S4-114 Large Standard Circles
Make it Crafty Chipboard Twinklings ~ ¼'' Stars
Inks & Paints etc
Copic Multi Liner ~ Black 0.1
Prismacolor Pencils ~ PC924 Crimson Red & PC925 Crimson Lake
Simon Says Stamp! Ink ~ Barely Beige
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Embossing
Uni Posca Metallic Pen ~ Silver
Zig Painty Pen ~ Gold
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Island Breeze
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Metallic Collection ~ Silver
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Real Red
Close To My Heart ~ M1051 Wish
Stamping Bella ~ eb412 Superbella

Sweet Stampin’
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great card! Love that it is different too. Thank you for joining the CRAFT challenge this week.

  2. wow this is fab and thanks for sharing at craft this week and good luck

  3. You may have only remembered your friend's bday at the last minute but you have pit so much care into making this card so personalised. I love the image and super good colouring. And counting the stars-no that is care!! The embossing looks great. She will love it. Thanks for joining Ink

  4. A lot of work went into this and it really paid off! What an amazing creation! Thanks so much for playing along at Inkspirational xx

  5. Absolutely brilliant! Love that our 'Bingo' challenge at Sweet Stampin' inspired you to create this wonderful card! Your colouring is fabulous and the lovely silvery cardstock detail on your card is fabulous! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Sweet Stampin' and come back and play again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  6. Your card is very creative.... a work of art! Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week!

  7. Wow... this is so original and fun! I love your wonder woman and the great theme you created. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna


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