Our 16 year old son James and his good friend Maya recently starting dating. Maya likes gaming, drawing and Batman. This week is Maya’s birthday and I wanted to make her a one of a kind Batman card.
I found a free digital image on Mariah’s website Paper & Pomegranates. Mariah has created a really cute set of Justice League characters that she is offering for free. You can choose to print out the black and white or colored version. I love to color so I chose the B/W version.
Because Batman is part of the Justice League, I decided to heat emboss the word justice on the front of the card. The word justice combined with Batman reminded me of this hilarious video I saw on you tube, The Dark Knight Kills Christmas. (Warning: if you do not like over the top, juvenile humor, you may not find this video funny. However if you liked the movies Nacho Libre, Napoleon Dynamite or Thumb Wars you will like Max’s style.) This video was the inspiration for my sentiment.
Now Max wanted “Justice…with a side order of spaghetti” but, spaghetti just didn’t make sense for my card. So I changed the sentiment to what you see above. But I wanted to pay homage to Max and I thought Maya might get a kick out of the fact that her boyfriend’s mom watches and enjoys goofy Youtube videos too. So I added my favorite line from Max’s video underneath my sentiment.
I hoped you enjoyed my card and that I haven’t either scarred you for life, or radically altered your opinion of me by sharing this crazy Batman video with you.
I am entering this card into the Lawnscaping Challenge #37: Use Dimension.
P.S. I made actually made two cards and I let James choose which one he wanted to give to Maya. He chose this one. I guess maybe because it was more authentic.