Friday, 19 February 2010

Manga/Chibi paper pieced cards

Wow, my baby just turned 15 years old. He has grown so fast and is now taller than me. One of cardmaking's biggest dilemas is how to make cards for teenage boys, men are hard enough to create for but teenage boys...aaaargh! I have always tried to steer clear of the usual sporting motifs as my boys were never very sporty. They do love Manga and Chibi, Japanese cartoon comic book drawing.To create these cards, I traced an image from a "How to draw Manga" book onto printer paper as it's quite easy to see through and hand cut the image.
Then cut out the individual sections and trace around the pieces on cardstock. Once you've cut out the shapes on the cardstock, (yes, I know, there is a lot of hand cutting, but the end result is worth it!) you simply piece them together like doing a jigsaw, you can raise them on foam pads.
The dog was cut on the Cricut using Animal Kingdom.

To highlight the shine on the eyes I used Stickles and completed the card with a stamped phrase. The actual cards are made by simply folding 12x12 cardstock in half.The Sonic the Hedgehog card was my first attempt 5 years ago and was hand drawn, (the hands are a little weird) and the card is now a little tatty. The great thing about these cards is I plan to "lift" the cut out image and scrapbook with it later when scrapping their birthday photos.
Have a go yourself.


Davis Designs said...

What a great idea. These cards are amazing.

Shawn Mosch said...

Great idea! I might have to try this.


scrappinlil said...

Wow..amazing job on these...and you hand cut bet you son loved them..I also became a fan today.TFS