Happy Stormtrooper Birthday


Hi there, how are you.

A few months ago I made a Yoda one valentines card. I seem to still be in a Starwars groove at the moment so I made a little stormtrooper birthday card. It’s in the same style as Yoda but it needed a bit if simplification. I took the image from a small toy I’d seen on the interwebs. I traced around his edges and the major parts of his suit in the computer to simplify him as much as possible, then printed two on one page of thin white card.

I don’t really have any stormtrooper shaped dies or punches so this would all be done with print-outs and good old-fashioned scissors. Back to basics as it were.

I drew around the edge of one of the stormtroopers onto black card and cut it out to use as the base of his uniform. All of the white parts were cut out of the first image and foam pads were used to give it some depth and dimension. The gun and hands were cut from the second image.

The background is embossed with an embossing folder, rolled over with embossing ink and a brayer, sprinkled over with silver embossing powder and heated with a heat gun. It gives a grungy metallic effect.

The happy birthday strip at the bottom is cut from the top of a large birthday background die. It’s a lovely big die that has lots of styles of happy birthday on it, both the letters and waste (or vice versa) are both very useable. I’ll use the letters for another card later.

I’m not sure he’s quite as cute as Yoda but he is looking quite cheerful for a stormtrooper.

Thanks for stopping by. Till next time, have fun x

Embossing Folder Used:
Tim Holtz – Retro Circles
Dies Used:
Poppy Stamps Die – Happy Birthday Background
Embossing Ink

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