A Magic Birthday Card
I know, I have been away for a while and I thought I would do a big come back with what I think is one of the best idea out there.
A birthday card that opens with a bang!
Now, let me tell you, this is not my idea, I just adapted it for my youngest 18th birthday.
Last year, I made a Shark Birthday Card, Happy Birthday for a Diver (http://afrenchaccent.blogspot.com/2012/01/birthday-for-diver.html)
and it was hard to top that this year.
Until I stumbled on this tutorial on Pinterest, my all time favorite place to find inspiration...
Since Cristal Alves-Tusim is much better at explaining and much much better at filming that I will ever be, head over to her tutorial on youtube for the explanations.
Here is my rendition:
a perfectly plain 18th birthday card...
(Like in those info commercials on TV where you get not one but two at $19.99)
Pull on the top little ribbon and what do you see?
The 18 is coming to life!!!!
And there, the sky is the limit. The key to a perfect card is first, finding a marker that dry quickly on the acetate, and secondly, precision in the place you put adhesive or your card won't slide correctly and this is so frustrating.
Also, Cristal made a slight mistake on her measurement, for the place to score the "envelop" part of the card. If you do score at 2 inches, it will leave a gap in the center. You need to add 1/8...
Do a mock card first with scrap paper to make sure you have the right measurement.
Anyhow, here is what my son card looked like below:
I used some stubbies from Stamps by Judith. I was at the Anaheim scrapbook fair last thursday and I went crazy with those because I am using them everywhere...
Check them out at:
I stenciled the numbers, and used my copic markers.
Until next time!