Minecraft Creeper Birthday Card

Who would have thought that I would be using the Buffalo Check stamp to create a Minecraft Creeper Birthday Card?  I guess I would do just about anything for my grandson!  My grandson absolutely loves Minecraft. So for those of you that are not familiar with it, it’s a video game that Grandpa bought for him (darn men and their electronics). Anyway, I have no clue how to play it but I do know he likes the “creeper.” So, I decided to make him one for his birthday. It’s amazing how our life experiences shape our card making.

Minecraft Creeper Birthday Card

MInecraft Creeper Birthday Card

The characters in the Minecraft video game consist of pixelated images.  What better way to create these little square pixels than with the Buffalo Check stamp. Right?!? Well I have to admit, it wasn’t my first thought. It came to me once I created the face and realized I needed some little squares in the background. Thank goodness I hadn’t cleaned off my craft table yet so the Buffalo Check stamp was right in front of me!

Creating the Card Base

Start with a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the base of the card.  Cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of Old Olive cardstock. Ink up the Buffalo Check stamp, with black ink, and stamp it on the Old Olive cardstock. That is how you achieve the checkered background (pixels) on this card. Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of Old Olive cardstck, stamp a birthday sentiment on it using black ink and adhere it to the bottom of the card as shown.

Creating the Minecraft Creeper Face

  • Cut two 1 x 1 inch pieces of black cardstock for the eyes.
  • The nose and mouth area was created with black cardstock. Cut a 1 x 1-1/2 inch piece and two 1/2 x 1-1/2 inch pieces. The 1 x 1-1/2 inch piece is the “nose”

Start by laying all of the pieces on the 4 x 4 inch Old Olive cardstock piece that is stamped with the Buffalo Check pattern. The nose and the eyes connect (in the corners). The two 1/2 inch pieces are adhered on the side of the nose as shown. Once you have the pieces positioned the way you want them, go ahead and adhere them to the card.

That’s it! My grandson’s birthday was November 19th. He absolutely loved the card!


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