My nephew had his birthday this past week and he is a little bit of a Pokemon fan so really I had no choice but to try and see if I could get on board with this crazy and make him a Pokemon card that would ‘pass the test’. Now I know very little (okay nothing) about this craze so had to enlist the help of my own 12 year old for some advice. After getting him to explain ‘how this whole Pokemon thing works’ he mentioned that this ball is thrown and you get a Pokemon (please forgive my very sketchy interpretation and poor use of correct terms). I immediately thought that I could use my Circle Thinlit Card Die to create the illusion of a ball on the front and then opening the card to reveal a Pokemon.
Now creating the card base was easy with the Circle Thinlit Die, so was the actual ball – the Layering Circles Framelits Dies worked a treat! I used my favourite Layered Letters Alphabet to add his name to the front of the card. Now the inside …
The punch out Pokemon provided to be a little challenging – I Googled loads of different Pokemon creatures trying to work out which one I had half a chance of being about to recreated with my dies and punches. I finally settled on Charmander and set about using the Owl, Cookie Cutter Fox and Bow Builder punches to create my ‘artist-interpretation’ of Charmander … I am including the reference picture I used from the web for those, like me, who have no idea what a Charmander is!
I nearly made a fatal mistake by not constantly checking if my punch art figure was fitting inside the circle cut-out of the card (tip!). So a few minor adjustments i.e. moving his tail closer to his body and shortening his legs and I finally had a close cousin of Charmander to finish my card.
This one was easier than the Tardis creation I made him last year but it was a close second!