Finding masculine cards isn’t easy. Thankfully, Stampin’ Up! offers the fun gamer stamp set called Level Complete. I purchased the set, knowing that my son had a birthday coming up.
The tricky part for me was trying to discern what all the stamps represented and figuring out which games he likes to play. I knew there was an online game that he frequently plays with his sister, and it had something to do with space.
After I figured out the game was called Endless Space, I started searching for images that I could design a card around. I settled on one and started to recreate the design into a card front.
Drawing out the Design
I started with drawing a straight diagonal line onto Azure Afternoon cardstock. Next, I penciled in the spaceship (or whatever it is). Then, I used one of the Stylish Shape circle dies to make the moons/planets by tracing around the die.
Once the basics were penciled in, I began coloring and filling in. I used a combination of Stampin’ Blends. Watercolor pencil, and Stampin’ Write Markers. A retired chalk pen and a non- SU gel pen added the needed white color.
I made a YouTube Live showing how I drew and colored everything. You can see that video here. I would have made a regular tutorial, but my custom-built computer has died. So, I’m struggling to trudge forward with only a phone and a tablet.
On the left side of the card, I embossed two stamped images using white embossing powder onto Basic Gray cardstock. With papersnips, I softly rounded the corner on those two embossed pieces.
After cutting and embossing the words, I popped them up with Dimensionals onto Night of Navy cardstock. I cut the night of Navy cardstock using the same angle that I had started the card with and adhered it to the lefthand side of the card front.
The Inside of the Card
For the inside, I started with Blueberry Bushel and Very Vanilla cardstock. To keep with the space vibe, I used Night of Navy ink applied with a blending brush to the edges of the cardstock.
The Leveled Up sentiment was embossed in white while the Happy Birthday sentiment was embossed in silver. I tried my hand at splattering different colors onto the cardstock for added interest, but I haven’t perfected that technique yet.
The plus one was stamped in Berry Burst onto a 1/2 inch circle. I used a recently retired stamp set (Tech Support) for the computer keys. My son primarily plays games on his computer and not the Xbox or Play Station (although he owns both). So, I wasn’t able to utilize those other cool stamps in the Level Up stamp set.
I hope you enjoyed checking out this unique birthday card. The sky is the limit (or maybe, in this case, outer space) for all the ways to use the wonderful coordinating Stampin’ Up! products. What will you create?