Thursday, March 6, 2014

Birthday for a Game Connoisseur!

My son, David, was born in the window that put him in the fore-front of video gamers!  When he was only seven years old, the Atari Game Console was brand new on the market, and we purchased it for family entertainment.  David loved his Adventure game where you searched for the treasure chest hidden in a cave with a labyrinth of tunnels, and where the wrong choice would allow the dragon guarding the treasure to come out and attack you.  His next favorite game was Space Invaders.  From this start, he has now progressed to online gaming, the X-Box, PlayStation, etc, and more that I'm probably not even aware exists!

One of his favorites right now is Mass Effect, so I decided to try making him a card with that theme in mind.  My first goal was to replicate the X-Box game controller, which I researched via the Internet, and I was able to make a plausible replica, I think.  Next, what kind of paper could I possibly use?  I certainly didn't have anything along the lines of current-day games.  When I'm stuck, I usually try to find resources via the Internet so that is where I looked.  I found some wallpaper prints depicting the binary code with an abstract flair and leaning toward the Matrix-look and a Mass Effect IPhone wallpaper, both were the right colors to work well together. I downloaded these and pasted them in Microsoft Word to manipulate their size for cardmaking.  Here is my finished card for David.

Recipe:  Stampin' Up Basic Black cs (card base), Basic Gray cs.  Digital online wallpapers.  DCWV Generation Tech Stack (Dimensional).  Papertrey Ink die: XL Rickrack.  Stampin' Up EFolder: Square Lattice.  WRMK Deco Corner Chomper.  EK Circle punches + Spellbinder die Circles (smallest circle). Scotch 3M foam tape.  Glue Dots.  (Inside only: EK Scallop Corners).

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