Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Superheroes love Christmas too.

Happy Wednesday everyone :)
It's my 2nd week as guest designer for the I♥ProMarkers challenge :)
This week, we are sponsored by the fabulous KennyK Downloads & also by Dies to Die For
The theme is to make a christmas card for a male.
I have made a christmas card for a Superman fan...

So, as you can see, I've used Superhero by KennyK for my card this week.
As you can see, I gave the image a christmas hat.

I'd like to thank Elena & Kenny for allowing me to add the hat to their image.

IMPORTANT: Always ask for permission from the copyright holder BEFORE altering any image(s).

Although actually, I didn't alter the original image at all. But I still wanted to ask beforehand.
I opened up the image in my paint program, then created a new raster layer for the christmas hat which I drew in. I then erased parts of the hat layer and added the final lines around the edges so that the superhero image would show underneath, making it look as though they were merged when in fact they were not.
I finally sent these layers to my printer where it printed both as one image.
I had to touch it up a little around his hairline with my fineliner pen before colouring as my lines didn't print out as smooth as Kenny's professional lines.
I'm happy with how it turned out though, and the colouring of the image certainly helped to make the 2 look as one image.

Promarker colours used:
Costume and Hat - royal blue, midnight blue, poppy, burgundy, sunflower yellow.
Skin & Hair - oatmeal, tan, umber.

For my design, I took inspiration from my Grandson's birthday card that I made a couple of weeks ago. It worked so well with that card that I decided to do something similar again for a different super hero. Plus, I wanted to play with that cityscape die again :)
I framed my cityscape scene with a gold mirror card heart frame, cut using dies from Marianne's scalloped heart set. The mistletoe above the frame was also cut (twice) using a different Marianne die, then I added some flat backed pearls for the berries.
The yellow starry paper is from Doodlebug's Hip Hip Hooray paper pad.
The name was cut from red and blue mirror card using Die-namics By The Letter dies.
I really like how this card turned out.

I'm entering this card at:
MAWTT - sparkle and/or shine
Creative Card Crew - christmas joy
QKR Stampede - christmas
Crafty Calendar - christmas

Thank you for stopping by today. Please remember to go visit the blog for the challenge, and to see more fabulous inspiration from the design team.
Have a great day, i'll be back at 11am with some inspiration 'from the heart' ;) xx


  1. Ooh this is so fun and vibrant and a wonderfully fresh take on a Christmas card.
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  2. Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  3. Oh Wow! this is fab Jo! what a wonderful design… such a fab Superhero image and the skyscape is just perfect for him…. love the heart and mistletoe! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

  4. Terrific masculine card, Jo! Love the gold heart frame around the city skyline. Thanks so much for joining us in our "Let's Talk Christmas" challenge at QKR Stampede. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. This is funny! Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT

  6. Great card! Thank you for entering our challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs, Yvonn

  7. A really fun card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge this month and good luck