Monday, September 6, 2010

Birthday Gift Card Holder

I tried something a little different for a birthday card. I found it modified here on the Dandelion Designs blog that was initially a card here. I used the Amazing Duo boy again. He was a nice size to fit this card that measures about 4 inches by 3.25 inches. I still haven't used the girl superhero yet (not many girl birthdays in the summer of the people I know). Anyhow, he was colored with pencils and baby oil...at some point I really need to learn shading. So far I found 2 bloggers that use color pencils here and here that look really nice. But I haven't really been able to practice a whole bunch since I'm usually so last minute trying to make a card. And hard core crafters, please don't cringe, but I even had to buy a card for an upcoming birthday because after making this one, it was getting to be too much work for me. Mainly to try to get it in the mail on time. I guess I should plan ahead and try to make a whole bunch of cards beforehand so I always have a card ready for any occasion...but it doesn't usually work out that way.

Anyhow, I tried to limit the colors on his suit this time. Since I just used plain cardstock to make the card, I added some patterned paper die cut with a nestability. And used the same sizzix font for the number, I think I'm getting my money's worth just from birthday numbers. And the sentiment is from "birthday basics" from PTI (again).
Here it is on the inside with a gift card, although it's not the real gift card, I just used it as a sample for photo purposes. I die cut the book plate with a sizzix die and stamped the sentiment from PTI's birthday basics. I used little stick-on gems for the bookplate holders.
Here's the side view of the fold. I guess I wouldn't have put brads or eyelets to fasten the paper bookplate anyhow since the inside of the pocket should ideally be smooth so the card can slide nicely. Hopefully my pocket doesn't come unglued... Anyhow, hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend!

1 comment:

eva said...

cute! i like the way it slides out.