Monday, July 11, 2011

Megafortress Monday

First I have to tell you... the last 24 hours have been unbelievable. Yesterday I discovered I had won a Top Mouse Award from Waltzingmouse Stamps for this card, then this morning I found out I won last week's Make-it Monday prize from Papertrey Ink for this card. I never win anything!! I've put up my Top Mouse blinkie in my sidebar and now I am going crazy trying to decide which stamp set I want from Papertrey Ink. I think it's going to end up being Daydreamer.  What do you think?

Now on to today's card.  My husband Chris is hooked on an old DOS game called Megafortress from 1991.  I recently upgraded our desktop to an Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge Processor with 8 GBs of Ram, 1 GB of video Ram, a 240 GB Solid State Drive for the OS and programs and a 500GB Sata drive for all saved files and this man still wants to play Megafortress. Sheesh!  So our youngest, Alex, set up a DOS shell so dear old Dad could play his game and Dad is now a very happy gamer.

Now that you have the background you will understand why Alex asked me to make a Father's Day card for him to give his Dad that looked like the box the game came it.

Here is the game:
File:Megafortress Coverart.png

I used Make-the-Cut to create the cut file for the plane then cut it out along with some clouds and wonky stars.  The colors used were Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, More Mustard, Whisper White and Black from StampinUp. The Father's Day sentiment was from PTI's Masculine Motifs and the inside sentiment was created with an alphabet set from JustRite Stampers.  The Poppy panel was embossed with the Cuttlebug diamond plate folder and the Pacific Point panel was embossed with the stars folder.  I did the gray shading on the clouds with my Copic Airbrush System but I need a lot more practice with airbrushing.
So here is the card and it's not too shabby if I do say so myself.

Card Closed
Card Open

Til next time...


Craftingfuntime said...

Super job!!! Love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- that is really a neat design! Love this card.

Crafty Momma said...

looks great. I'm sure he loved it.

Rae Lynn said...

Very cool Katie.