Saturday, December 5, 2009

Twilight Card for New Teenager

You know you've achieved rock star status as a barista when one of your customers wants to hang out with you on her birthday. When Hannah, who is 13 today, was asked by her mom what she wanted to do for her birthday, she said she just wanted to hang out with "her Starbucks friends". Since Hannah (and a goodly number of us baristas) is a Twilight fan of the highest order, we decided to go see New Moon (again) and have chocolate cupcakes at the store afterward to celebrate her becoming a full-fledged teenager. I'm so excited!

I volunteered to make a card for the group to sign, and when I asked her mom what her favorite colors are, she told me the traditional pinks and purples and mentioned off-hand, "black and red, the Twilight colors, of course." That started my creative juices flowing, and this is what I came up with to commemorate both her birthday and current obsession with Edward, Jacob, and Bella.

Obviously I didn't have any vampire stamps or sentiments that would fit this theme, I powered up My Digital Studio and customized what I needed! With this new software from SU! I could've created an entire card digitally, but I wanted to handcraft the other elements besides the sentiment.

I used the Chiller font (the program utilizes all the fonts that are already stored on your computer), and gave the words a shadow that was Real Red (click on the picture to see in greater detail). I printed it, cut it to size for the front of the card, and mounted it on RR, Basic Black and a large Silver Metallic mat (for those who aren't "in the know", vampires sparkle in the sunlight, so this was a nod to that).

I sketched the teeth on Whisper White, outlined them with a BB Stampin' Write marker and freehanded an upper lip for them. After I was finished, I realized it probably would've been better had the fangs been at the top of the saying, but I'd already cropped the sentiment and didn't have enough white space at the top. They are better accented against the black background though, don't you think?

I customized an interior message as well and that was it for this card! I think she'll be thrilled with it. This is the kind of card I love making; it is just for the intended recipient for a specific special occasion. Who will you bless with a handmade, custom card?


Lydia said...

What a seriously sweet story and an ADORABLE card!

I got my new computer so after a few deadlines I will be MDS'ing it up!!

Municipal Cupcake said...

You made me wanna work as a barista. Is it cool?