I made this--
Isn't this FUN? (sorry about the shadows) The gift card sure doesn't suck, either. Here's another view of the back and pop-up part--
SO, to make this , I stamped the truck onto white card stock, and colored the wheels and windows with copic markers, N3 and N5 on the tires, and N1 for the windows. I stamped the same image on my random Target DP and fussy cut it out twice. I also stamped the cake onto some SU DP, and cut it out too, and then I added some color with copics. I stamped extra candles as well (for the ones that go airborne), colored them and cut them out too. Oh, and I stamped EXTRA extra candles, because I wanted to back the ones that were going onto the wires, for added support.
To do the inside background, which was done on separate card stock from the front, I used some Studio G chalk ink in a blue, and after masking off a circle for the sun and the bottom , used my Tim Holtz blending tool to make the sky. I reversed the mask and then did the grass in a green ink, also by Studio G, and I used a yellow to fill in the sun. ( I really wish they'd label those little stamp pads with color names.)
For the card front, I split the amount of green and blue, and I added clouds I made with my new A Muse studio clouds duo dies. They are such cute little clouds... I added trees with the same green as the grass both inside and out.
I hand drew the swirls on the front of the card. That always makes me so nervous!
To make the pop-up part happen, I cut about a 1/2" by 1" tab right on the fold of the inside of the card and pushed it through in the opposite direction, so it would support my truck. I layered two candles onto one of the ends of my wire pieces, did it two more times, and then adhered them to the back of the truck, and added a scrap of cs behind the wires to keep them from flopping around too much. I also added a reserved cloud die cut to use as the exhaust coming out of the truck.
While attaching the truck to the pop out piece, I really paid a good bit of attention to what things were going to do when I tried to close the card. Making sure you don't have wires exposed or crushed tires is really important at this point. Go slowly, and don't mash down your adhesive until you're sure!
The sentiments are from the birthday messages clear vision set by Hero Arts. This set has a terrific assortment of birthday sentiments. I use it often. I thought Seize the Cake was perfect!
To secure the gift card, I colored two corner chipboard pieces with the same ink as my grass, and attached them with some 1/8" scor tape. Hold the pieces on the edges of your gift card during placement to make sure it will fit!
All that was left to do was to insert the inside into the card base with some scor tape.. I had some overhang, and I trimmed it off with scissors. It was pretty heavy, so I did use an extra stamp when sending it. I have a feeling he'll love it!
Thanks for stopping by!
PS- I will most likely have some more to show you this week! Keep your eyes peeled!!