The current Retro Sketches challenge caught my eye and it gave me an excuse to pull out my Speech Trio dies from Mama Elephant. Once I found the fun star patterned paper in my stash, I knew it was perfect to use with this Elzybells stamp set.
The stars are actually silver foil. I didn't realize the sun had given them a golden cast until I was editing the picture! Still works either way. I've had this paper stack for years, so it's probably not available anymore. I cut the speech bubble from white cardstock, placed it at the top, and adhered the whole piece to a black card base.
I was sad when Elzybells went out of business. They had such cute images! My superhero and stars are from the Hero clear stamp set. I wanted a larger sentiment to fill the bubble, so I used one from the Tiny Heroes stamp set by Mama Elephant. I filled in the small stars with Silver Stickles for extra sparkle.
I colored the superhero with a variety of Copic markers and am very pleased with how he turned out. Maybe I'm not as rusty at making cards as I thought. :) I put a cardstock shim layer underneath the superhero to raise him up just slightly from the background. I wanted to keep the card fairly flat for mailing, so no foam tape this time.
The card turned out super duper in every single way! (couldn't resist, lol)
Stamps: Hero (Elzybells); Tiny Heroes (Mama Elephant)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: White, True Black (Papertrey Ink); Rockstar stack (DCWV)
Copic: 0, E00, E30, E42, E55, E57, E59, B91, B95, B97, B99, R01, R20, R24, R29, R59, R89
Misc: Speech Trio die (Mama Elephant); Silver Stickles