I have two words for you: men’s cards. I don’t know about you but for me coming up with a card for a man can be a challenge. I’m making this card for my Father-in-Law’s birthday. This card is my second attempt. The first card I made…I kid you not…was shaped like a tombstone COMPLETELY by accident. I used the shape from this card and thought it would be so cute. It wasn’t. To make my choice even worse, I used gray paper. Seriously. I was trying to create a computer theme but it looked like a card where computers go to die. Way to wish someone a depressing birthday, right? Then I came up with this card using some of the same images that I started with and this fun (not gray) paper by SEI!
I really like the way SEI’s paper cuts. I’m using it in my Silhouette Cameo. If you need help with your Cameo, check out my tutorials!
I created two inserts for my card using the Silhouette software. First, I made a white rectangle to fit behind the numbers so they would show up well. Next, I made a green rectangle to cover the white so the inside of the card would match. It wasn’t necessary but I didn’t like the way the white looked just sitting there being all stark. I made the card by using a rounded rectangle, adding a line to the middle and making it perforated.
I used Lettering Delights Programmed for Love svg file to create this; specifically, the “01101101…” binary code in the bottom left of the photo. I imported the image, ungrouped it and enlarged the numbers. By the way, I checked out what this binary actually says and it says, “Miss”. Whatever. LOL! Happy Birthday is pretty long in binary.
I used my ATG gun on the edges of my card and got adhesive where I didn’t want it. ACK! If that happens to you use an eraser like this to rub the glue away. Use a clean side of it so you don’t mark up your card. That’s why mine is missing pieces, I cut dirty parts of it off.
The tag was slicker than I thought and I smeared my stamp. No worries! I used it as an opportunity to make a more creative tag by using some of my scraps. I got this tag from the Athenaeum Creative Pack by SEI.
This stamp comes from the Joy’s Life “My Hero” stamp set.
Here’s the inside with the added green insert hiding the white that backs the numbers.
I wrote this post while participating as a member of the SEI Design Team.