March 15, 2013

Special Birthday Delivery

I've spent the last 2 days working on this card, and while the front is sort of plain, I'm very happy with how the inside turned out.  I needed a birthday card for a co-worker, and this Kenny K image was perfect, as it allowed me to do a more creative inside than usual.

I'm submitting it to Kenny K's Birthday Challenge.

For the outside, I printed and cut the image using my Silhouette, then coloured it with pencil crayons.  For the blue and brown, I also used gamsol with blending sticks, to give it a more uniform look.  I embossed the card with an oriental weave plate.  The sentiment is a mix of Snell Roundhand (on my computer) and Cast Iron (downloaded from dafont).  I printed it on tan paper and die cut it out using Spellbinder's Labels 18.  I then attached both pieces to the card with pop dots.
For the inside, I started with the idea that the box has now been opened and balloons are flying out of it.  The box pop-up required two slits in the folded cardstock.  I then added the box flaps (glueing a small panel inside to hold the flaps in place).  The center balloon is rainbow honeycomb paper, which fans open with the card.  The other balloons were stamped and coloured with markers.  I added a few shiny sequins to add to the 'popping open' idea.  The sentiment was also printed on my computer and cut out with a craft knife.  I inked the edges a bit with tan die ink before attaching it to the card.

The honeycomb paper makes the inside rather large, so it didn't fit all the way in the back of the card base, which means the card won't open beyond a certain point.  I'll have to work on that on my next card as it does dampen the honeycomb effect if you can't open it all the way.

4 comments:

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Awesome!
Love the inside!!!!!!
Thanks for joining us at kkkk!

Karin said...

I love the inside!

Rita Barakat said...

I love this! Such a clever idea!!!!

Patty said...

How did I miss this one inside? This is fantastic!