Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Happy Birthday

Project Number 2 for this week from Free Craft Downloads

Film Strip Happy Birthday Card - Another Quick card to make ideal for "short notice" and another one to add to your "just in case" card box.

The Film strip is a Decoupage sheet where you would cut out one strip then with the other you would cut out all the white centres from the edging and centres of the strip and place it on top of the first strip
I chose to use it like I have with this card to show that even if you have problems with cutting out you can still make use of the design

For this card I have used the Smaller Film Strip (I Printed 2 sheets)
Some white and Black peel offs
Some small clear adhesive gems
And a piece of Black card

On both sheets I cut around the edge of one strip and on the second strip I cut off the smaller edges so I was just left with the larger middle section, I left a small white piece of card to make the pull tab & cut off one of the cells so you have 7 not 8 (to even it up when adding the "Happy" peel offs)

I Coloured some Lettering peel offs with a Black Peel off Pen and added the words Happy Birthday in the cells of the film strips
I also used up some small black peel offs which I added to the pull out strip on alternating cells.
To the centre of each black peel off I added a small square clear gem on an angle to make it diamond shaped







I cut the black card to standard DL size and added some white corner peel offs





I put some small 3d foam pads around the edges of the back of the strips with Happy Birthday on and stuck them to the centre of the card then slotted the pull out strip under them

Here is the finished card

2 comments:

Renee' said...

COOL!Iv never tried Decoupage , is it easy, and what would be a GREAT Beginner thing for me to make?

Janet said...

Hi Renee
Decoupage is quite easy.You could choose a simple design to start off with. We have some nice ones on Free Craft Downloads Just cut out the sections and use the full image as your base then add the layers until you have the smallest image on top