Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Couple Cards

I had a couple of cards to make yesterday. The first was a sympathy card. These are always so hard to make and I'm of the opinion the simpler, the better.

This is one of my all-time favorite Stampin' Up! sets, "Embrace Life". It's so simple but elegant. Once again, I found that this week's SPCC color combo worked so well for something elegant.

I used this week's Jacksonbelle sketch for the layout:

Last night we attended a birthday party for a 6-y-o Star Wars fanatic. (And, let me tell you, that boy can now open his own Star Wars store - he got so much SW stuff!!) So, I knew already that I wanted to make another card with the light saber (like on the card HERE). Luckily I kept my template so I didn't have to draw it again. As I tried to think of a good layout, my stream-of-consciousness thinking finally arrived at this card:

Get it? The CONE Wars? (The new SW animated series is The Clone Wars.) I thought it was a good blend of SW and birthday. Pretty sure I'll be making this one again. I think it's pretty cute if I may say so myself.

There are a few touches on it that most likely others wouldn't notice but they amuse me. The brown cone is supposed to be Obi Wan Kenobi. "Obi Wan Coneobi" is brandishing a blue light saber and since Obi Wan's kinda old and dusty, I covered "him" in Crackle Medium. Tee hee.

The black cone is Darth Vader. (Sorry, I can't seem to come up with a clever cone-related version of his name...any suggestions?) He's using a red light saber and since DV is all hard and shiny, I covered him with Diamond Glaze.

Gotta love the availability of free fonts online! The title (as well as the inside which says "Happy Birthday") is the "Jedi" font from 1001 Free Fonts. I cut it using my Quickutz Silhouette machine.

Details (sympathy): Paper - Stampin' Up!, Bazzill, The Paper Co.; SU! ink & stamps; StazOn ink; Stampendous embossing powder; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Cricut diecut (oval); ribbon.

Details (Cone Wars): Paper - DCWV (Rock Star stack), The Paper Co., Best Occassions (metallic); Die Cuts - Silhouette (letters), Cricut (starburst); Unity Stamp Co. stamp; SU! ink & Crystal Effects; StazOn ink; Stickles; American Crafts white gel pen; Slick Writer; Ranger Crackle Medium; 1001 Free Fonts - Jedi font.



Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I couldn't agree more -- for sympathy cards, the simpler the better.

Love the "cone wars"!

Sue said...

Your sympathy card is beautiful in its simplicity.

And what can I say about the cone wars card - really cracked me up!

Diana Fisher said...

That cone wars card is too funny! I love it!!

suzARTe said...

love your work. The sympathy card has a classic and classy look to it that I love.

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Simple is great. Love it!

BloomingPink said...

Ha! LOVE the Cone Wars!

How cute.

thescrapmaster said...

Heidi, love your card. This is so elegant and I am sure it will be conforting for your friend. Thanks so much for playing along!
SP Color Combos Creator

FibreJunky said...

the cone wars card is probably the funniest thing I've seen in a week! Brilliant!!

ally serrato said...

Oh my gosh heidi - great minds think alike huh?? I love the invite and you put sooooo much thought into every last detail. I love that. Thanks for sharing :-)
{xoxo} pink ninja ally*son

Emily said...

Heidi, the sympathy card is beautiful, and that star wars invite is HOT!! I love the title!! You are so talented!