Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Superman Card

My grandson is crazy about anything Superman so I made this card for his birthday. I looked at some Superman emblems on the internet and then I drew this by hand. It is a little difficult to put together because your are working with the negative with the yellow pieces. Placing the yellow pieces leaves the image of the S in red. To copy my paper piecing pattern go here.

Materials needed:
Island Indigo card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Real Red card stock at least 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"
Daffodil Delight card stock about 3" square
Daffodil Delight 1/4" Grosgrain Stitched  ribbon
White card stock
"For You" stamp from the May Paper Pumpkin kit
Raspberry Ripple ink

1. Print the pattern for the paper piecing from the link above. Cut out the diamond in red and the smaller pieces in yellow. Piece these together to form the letter "S" in the center of the diamond. Remember that with the yellow piece you are working with the negative image. The "S" is formed in the red when the yellow pieces are in the correct place.

2. Cut 3 pieces of Daffodil Delight ribbon. Cut 2 pieces 4 1/4" long each and one piece 4 3/4" long. Trim the ribbon so that one end has a point like an arrow and the other end has the fishtail like at the end of an arrow. Place adhesive on the back of the ribbon pieces. Adhere the ribbon at an angle on the Island Indigo card stock. Place the longer piece of ribbon in the center between the 2 shorter pieces of ribbon.
3. Stamp a greeting with Raspberry Ripple ink on white card stock. Cut to fit and adhere to the bottom right corner of the card front.
4. Adhere the card front to a card base and add your note or message on the inside.

Happy Birthday Aaron!

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