Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cards: Have a Blast Birthday

I made this card for one of my best girlfriend's birthday. She is a fun and free spirit so I enjoyed making a playful card for her. However, I love this card because it could really be a fun card for a woman, man or child. All you would need to do is adjust the front statement to say "Birthday" or "3rd" instead of "30th". 
I used the Just Because Cricut Cartridge for the card shape and the rocket ship. I then found a frame cut that I liked, stamped "HOPE YOUR", "IS A", and "2012" with Tiny Typewriter stamp set.
I inked the Close To My Heart chipboard stars with Sunny Yellow ink and then added clear stickles to make them shine. I did some pen work on the rocket ship, white dots, and black outlines in the window to give it a finished look.
Hope this inspired you to make a fun card even for an adult!!
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  1. Emily, fun post. I don't know what a "Just Because Circuit Cartridge" is or what stickles are, but I loved what you did. The rest I could figure out. I know I could goto a hobby store and probably find what these things are.

    Thanks for the fun and innovative card idea.

  2. Thanks for your comment. Even though my blog is very specific to crafter/scrapbookers you made me think about my audience. I need to make things more accessible to "newbies" who may not know what I am talking about in regards to a product or technique. A cricut cartridge is used in a Cricut Machine, a die-cutting machine. It cuts out shapes, fonts, etc...based on what cartride you are using. Stickles is a brand of glitter glue that when dry creates a glitter finish. Thanks again! Oh and you just gave me an idea to do a Cricut lesson series...woo hoo for those light bulb moments.

  3. There's nothing more satisfying than becomeing absorbed in a craft. Well done with your card.