Matrix Leaving Card

By Taheerah | 26th April 2013 | 26 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Friday!

I’m sharing one of the most awesome cards I’ve ever created today!! I’m so excited, but it’s also a bittersweet post. My boss is leaving work and I of course made his leaving card. I needed to create something geeky, and funny – and BIG! I hit upon an awesome idea… and the following was born:

O.M.G.!!!! Can you say *wow*?!?!?!?! Because I am!!! I am *over. the. moon.* with how this turned out!!!

And BIG it certainly is – approximately 11 1/2″ x 15 1/2″!!!

I started by creating my massive card base with some black poster cardstock I found in a hobby store. I then used the Unity Japanese Background stamp and stamped the whole stamp across repeatedly and at different heights using Versamark ink. *Then* I cut the stamp apart *shudder!* and used some of the strips stamped on their own at various points. Well, the stamp had to be sacrificed for my art!!

When all that stamping was done I brushed on some Perfect Pearls in Interference Green (the *perfect* colour for this!!) to give that great Matrix effect!!

I then used my MFT Typewriter Alphabet set to add individual letters randomly at various points. I used both sizes of font so there’s a lot of detail here!! I was also careful to leave a hidden message in there – some of the strings spell out ‘Sorry ur leaving Simon’. *grins*

Finally, for the main sentiment, I used some Thickers. I picked out the ones with the closest font, but they weren’t white. So I mushed them into my Versamark inkpad then heat embossed them with WOW! Opaque Seafoam White embossing powder. I adhered them to the card using Glossy Accents. And I was all done!!

Well, I’ve got a very busy weekend ahead, so I guess I’d better get to it! I’d love to know what you think of this BIG creation though! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


26 thoughts on “Matrix Leaving Card”

  1. WOOOOOOOW! I love how you created this card– what a great idea for your boss! Bittersweet for sure!

    I can't believe you cut up your stamp– GASP:) LOL!

    LOVE that you created such a large card! FAB JOB!

  2. OMGOODNESS!!! This is just fantastic! I absolutely love how this came out. You are so creative. Well done. It looks awesome, I'm sure it must have been a hit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Holly cow, Taheerah! I am speechless. This is the coolest card I've ever seen! And I've seen lots of cool cards over the years. But this? The lucky recipient should frame it!

  4. Really, you cut apart a background stamp? Well allrighty then!! That's so bold, confident, and YOU! The green iridescent is just SO PERFECT for this card. Such a recognizable image from Matrix, how fabulous that you turned it into a card! And the hidden message in your random letters is such a great detail. Again, so very you! I would have loved to see this pictured next to something I know to get a feel for the large size (maybe a regular card? Or your pillow?!)

  5. Oh me oh my!!! This is the most awesome thing ever!!! It is the perfect matrix card! Seriously in awe of your detailed stamping!! I think I would love to watch you craft one of these days! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. You are too funny, Taheerah! You already took all my best adjectives and used them for your card in this post, so I will just say, "You're right!" It's fantastic and your boss will treasure it always!!

  7. O M G!?!?! This is the most awesome card evah!!!! This is one of mine and my hubby's most favorite trilogies. I can't wait to show him this card. You are a stamping genius! ๐Ÿ™‚

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