I had a custom order for some superhero badges recently. And by some wonderful coincidence, my husband was about to throw out some old comics (and by 'throw out', I mean add to my ever-growing stash of magazines that I'm planning on recycling in a fun way). The two requested characters were Batman and Gambit.
Can you see Batman's belt in the background there? I used a Batman advert for the background paper. Subtle, but cool.
For those of you who don't know, Gambit is a member of the X-Men. He has a thing for playing cards. It was Mr Pippa's genius idea to use a playing card in the packaging (thanks!). Frustratingly, Gambit changes his costume AND his hair. Everyone knows that the first rule of being a superhero is to choose a costume and stick with it. Otherwise, how will anyone recognise you?! We managed to find him in one of the comics, but I think his costume looks much cooler over here.
I also had a Folksy order for some badges. You may not be excited by that, but I was quite pleased with the little free gift I made for this order:
It's the Bible... in Welsh. Cool huh?
And, if you're interested, check out this post by fellow crafter Kitschen Sink - it made me smile.