Birthday card: Snoopy on a bike

Snoopy on a bike

What:

Time to come up with an idea for a card for my brother’s birthday.

How:

I started out by looking for a motorbike digital stamp to use as the basis for the card, but couldn’t find one that was neither too realistic nor too cutesy; however I did find some images of Snoopy on a chopper which seemed to be from a Stampabilities stamp that is not currently available.

I wouldn’t normally copy images, but I couldn’t find the stamp and this is a one-off creation for non-commercial use.

Turning the coloured picture of the stamp into something I could print and colour took a bit of time. I had to print out the image, trace it using my lightbox, scan the trace into the computer and then clean it up so that it would give me a good enough image to colour. The lines on the final result are a bit more wobbly than the original, but I just call that character 🙂

I printed it out, added some landscape lines using a set of french curves and a multiliner, and then coloured it with Copic markers.

I trimmed down the panel and mounted it at an angle on a funky purple card base using lots of thin foam tape. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white. Once the banner was mounted I liked the effect but felt that the image was unbalanced.

After a while I remembered that I had a piece of grassy border in my die cuts stash box, handily cut out of paper backed with Stick It. I trimmed it down to size and added it to the bottom corner of the panel. A scattering of stars provided the finishing touch.

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Hero Arts – it’s your day
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – grassy border
  • pens:
    Copic – multiliner – 0.3
  • Copic markers:
    bike engine – T0, T2, T4, T6
    bike seat – W4, W6, W8
    bike headlight – B0000
    bike frame – BV17, BV08, BV29
    bike tank – B66, B63, FV2, V09
    bike tyres – N2, N4, N6, N8
    Snoopy – W00, W0, W1, W7, W9, 110
    Woodstock – Y06, Y08, Y19, 110
    ground – E41, E42, E43, E44
    grass – YG11, G12
    sky – B0000, B000
  • embossing:
    Versamark ink
    WOW! embossing powder – super fine – bright white
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – sprinkles – graduation assortment
  • paper and card:
    Papermil Direct – plain – dark violet
    Neenah – solar white – 216gsm
    black card scraps
    green paper scraps
  • miscellaneous:
    french curves
    MiniSun A4 LED lightpad
    Stick It adhesive sheet
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